Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has stated through his spokesperson, Tai Obasi, that it would be “extremely strange” for him to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Obi’s statement also includes denying any plans to organize a demonstration before today’s inauguration of the incoming President. This response comes in response to rumors suggesting that Obi and his Obidient movement would stage a protest near Eagle Square to express their dissatisfaction with the Federal Government’s decision to proceed with the inauguration of the President-elect.
Obasi said, “I don’t know where that report is coming from. We don’t know anything about it or who is behind the proposed protest. But I can categorically tell you that my principal is not aware of anything.
“He is Obi, and his followers are Obedient. I agree that on some occasions, they may act on their own, no matter how you tell them to keep calm. These guys are angry. They are not happy about how everything was manipulated against Obi, who has given them so much hope. They followed him and waited for him all the way.”
When asked about the possibility of his principal, Peter Obi, attending Tinubu’s inauguration, considering the reports of individual invitations sent to political parties and their presidential candidates, Obi’s aide responded, stating, “My principal is known for his humility and commitment to the peace and unity of our country. However, it would be highly unusual for him to attend the ceremony of a man whose electoral victory is currently contested in court.”
“My principal cannot act that weird and unreasonable. I can’t confirm if he receives an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony. But I am telling you that you can’t see him there.”