The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, says he is challenging the process leading to the declaration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Obi, who said he is not interested in challenging the outcome of the just concluded presidential election, stressed that he is only challenging the process leading to the declaration of Tinubu, the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the poll.
The former governor of Anambra State said this while speaking on Arise TV’s programme, Morning Show, on Monday.
He said: “INEC is a public institution and it should be open. Because if you do something and people are not satisfied then you should be able to open up yourself.
“INEC has conducted an election and announced the winner but I am only asking that I have access to the materials that were used to arrive at the result. I am not asking you to change what you said.
“I’m not challenging their declaration. Or rather, I am not challenging who they declared. I am not challenging whatever the outcome is. I’m challenging the process by which they arrived at their declaration.
“And unless we do that, we are not going to stop the rascality we witnessed in that election.
“The process through which people come into the office is far more fundamental than what they do thereafter.
“There is a process of doing things, of arriving at every destination. A process is important,” Obi stated.
Obi and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had registered their displeasure with the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku, who came second with 6,984,520 votes, while Obi garnered 6,101,533 votes to occupy the third position.