The Labour Party (LP) has countered the Presidency’s assertion that President Bola Tinubu is not worried about the outcome of the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which is set to be delivered on Wednesday.
Bellnews reports that the party declared that its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, in the election will win.
The Presidency’s claim was made by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, who said that Tinubu is not losing sleep over the verdict because he won the February 25 presidential poll.
However, LP spokesman Obiora Ifoh said the party is sure that its candidate, Obi, will emerge victorious.
“We are positive that the judgement will favour the Labour Party and our presidential candidate, Peter Obi,” Ifoh said in a statement. “We are also positive that the will of the people will prevail.
“Most Nigerians have waited this long and their wishes will be granted.
“The mandate freely expressed on February 25 will be returned to the rightful winner of the election.”
The tribunal is hearing petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), challenging Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election.