Ahead of Monday’s swearing-in of Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last election, Peter Obi, has urged his supporters and Nigerians in general to remain calm and law abiding, as only the court of law will decide the actual winner of the poll in due course.
Obi, who spoke in Kaduna, stated that the unity, peace and security of Nigeria is more important than any other interest, and as such, he called on everyone to be law abiding and work for the progress and development of Nigeria.
“We must continue to live on the path of peace, religious harmony, ethnic harmony, coexistence. That is the most important thing for now,” said the former Anambra State governor.
He added: “Let’s have a peaceful, quiet Nigeria where government will concentrate on caring for the sufferings of the people.”
While noting that there are questions and issues with the last election, Obi, said Nigerians must live peacefully and be able to work and concentrate on facing the issues of the country such as insecurity, poverty, and other very important aspects of the nation’s existence.
Accompanied by his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, Obi also tasked the incoming administrations at all levels to deal with issues of high youth unemployment , poverty and insecurity especially in the country’s northern states, adding that such critical areas must be addressed by elected leaders if the country must achieve progress and development.