, This is treason’— FG warns Peter Obi against fanning insurrection -

This is treason’— FG warns Peter Obi against fanning insurrection

The Federal Government has warned Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, against inciting unrest in response to the results of the presidential elections.

In Washington, DC, while attending official meetings with a few foreign media organizations, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, issued the warning.

The minister is reportedly in Washington to speak with foreign media outlets and think groups about the recently held 2023 elections, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The Minister had previously interacted with the “Washington Post,” “Voice of America,” “Associated Press,” and “Foreign Policy Magazine,” according to NAN.

The minister stated during the various encounters with the media outlets that it was improper for Obi to call for violence on one hand while simultaneously seeking legal redress over the election results on the other.

The end of democracy in Nigeria cannot be threatened by Obi and his vice, Datti Ahmed, if President-elect Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) takes office on May 29.

It is treachery. You can’t encourage rebellion, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

“Obi is not the democrat he purported to be; his statement is that of a desperate person.

A liberal shouldn’t just have faith in democracy after winning an election, he said.

The minister claimed that neither Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate for president, nor Obi had any chance of winning if the poll results were challenged. (PDP).

Both Obi and Atiku, in the minister’s opinion, fell short of fulfilling the constitutional criteria for declaration as president.

“The law lays out strict requirements for anyone wishing to serve as president of the nation.

In addition to receiving the majority of votes cast in an election, a candidate must also receive one-fourth of the votes cast in at least 25 states.

Only the President-elect, who received 8.79 million votes and received one-quarter of all ballots cast across 29 states of the union, fulfilled the requirements, he claimed.

Only the President-elect fulfilled the requirements, receiving 8.79 million ballots and accounting for 25% of all votes cast across 29 federation states, he said.

According to the minister, Atiku, who received 6.9 million ballots and finished in a distant second place, received only 25% of the votes cast across 21 states.
He claimed that despite receiving 5.8 million ballots, Obi only received 25% of the total votes cast across 15 states.

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