2023 Presidency – Peter Obi Finally Breaks The Silence After Loss to Tinubu
- Hours after losing his presidential bid to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Labour Party bannerman, Peter Obi, speaks.
- In a short tweet, Obi told his supporters and Nigerians that he would address them sooner than they expected Peter.
- Obi emerged distant third to the winner Bola Ahmed Tinubu who emerged as the winner and President-elect.
FCT, Abuja -After INEC named Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Candidate (APC), Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, the winner of the 2023 election, he finally broke his silence.
At the polls, Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar, the candidate for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 6,984,520 votes to come in second, and Obi received 6,101,533 votes to come in third. Contrarily, Tinubu received his certificate of return earlier today, as was seen at the ICC in Abuja on March 1st.
However, in a social media tweet sighted earlier, Peter Obi promised to address Nigerians in time.
Obi’s tweet reads:
“Our Vice presidential candidate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, is addressing an international press conference at the Labour Party Headquarters in Abuja. I intend to address Nigerians and the international community shortly.“
According to Daily Trust, Tinubu declared in his acceptance speech that despite being in the same race, they were not enemies and offered to cooperate with his rival.
The other 15 candidates who competed for the top administrative position in the nation received a similar gesture of good sportsmanship from Tinubu.
Tinubu promised to work with them as well as their supporters.
“Peter Obi is a Man of Few Words, Can’t Be Intimidated,” Former Governor Ayo Fayose Warns
The Labour Party’s Peter Obi has been characterized as a man of few words by Ayo Fayose, a former governor of the state of Ekiti.
The former governor urged Nigeria’s future leader to cooperate with Peter for the benefit of the nation’s citizens.
According to Fayose, the former Anambra state governor has proven to become an institution in Nigeria’s political space.