Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has said that he and Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the party are the winners of the Presidential election of Saturday, February 25, 2023, and that they would reclaim their mandate.
Dr. Baba-Ahmed said this Wednesday, in a statement, hours after the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, is the winner of the poll.
“We won this election, they refused to upload the results on IREV, the Nigerian people are winners, Nigerians are waiting for Peter Obi and I to get the power.
“We won the election as Labour Party, we are going to claim our mandate as Labour Party, we are going to rescue Nigeria as Labour Party,” he stressed.
He insisted that since election results were unable to be transmitted electronically, there was no election. “It’s our position that the results of the purported election did not meet the minimum standard of elections.
“The Electoral Act 2022 provides that election results shall be electronically transmitted. This was not done. It means the election did not hold,” he said.
Notwithstanding, he called on the electorate across the country to brace up for the Governorship and State Assembly polls slated for Saturday, March 11, 2023, and again, troop out and vote for Labour Party candidates.
“Irrespective of the low level of confidence that we have in the system, we appeal to Nigerians to move out and vote for the Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections.
“We ask Nigerians to continue to exercise their civic duties like they did in the last exercise,” he stressed.