ABUJA, Nigeria – Julius Abure, the National Chairman of Nigeria’s Labour Party, on Monday, August 28, 2023, has assured party supporters in the United States that Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate in the recently concluded elections, will soon be declared the President of Nigeria.
This announcement comes as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, prepares to deliver its judgment.
Since the elections ended, the PEPT has been evaluating claims from Peter Obi and the Labour Party against the declaration of Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate, as the winner.
The legal battle reached a crucial point after Abure, who has been touring the United Kingdom and the United States to rally support, shared his views.
“We changed the political narratives in Nigeria with Peter Obi’s participation in the 2023 general election,” said Abure, embroiled in a fierce legal tussle within his party.
“We gave them a run for their money. They can’t rest easy; they’ve taken what doesn’t belong to them and won’t be at peace until we recover it.”
Abure further criticized the current administration: “Without sounding immodest, things have gotten worse since they took over. The Labour Party and Peter Obi are the only political entities capable of addressing the country’s challenges.”
Despite the daunting political landscape, Abure remains confident. “We expect the PEPT’s judgment between now and September 16th, and I am very confident that Peter Obi will become President. We shouldn’t lose hope or be discouraged; I believe things will change in Nigeria.”
The PEPT is expected to deliver its judgment on or before September 16, 2023, a decision that could alter the course of Nigerian politics and offer a new direction for the country.
Peter Obi, a seasoned politician and businessman, has been vocal about his plans to reform various sectors, including the economy, education, and healthcare.
Should the PEPT rule in his favor, it would represent a significant political shift and offer the Labour Party a monumental victory.