Obi legal quandary

Obi’s legal quandary

Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) came third in the presidential race, after second-place ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar, and the winner Bola Ahmed Tinubu, president-elect. Yet, the third-place Mr Obi has skipped the second-place Alhaji Atiku to take on the winner, Mr Tinubu. Not only has Mr Obi skipped the first runner-up, he has also directed unquantifiable venom at the winner while conveniently omitting the second-place former vice president with whom he ran for president in 2019.

The safe conclusion is that Mr Obi is actually not fussy about being declared winner should the president-elect be unhorsed, nor does he care a hoot about the fate and health of democracy. Instead, in line with the agenda of powerful and faceless Nigerian leaders, he is more interested in capsizing the national boat, even if it costs the country its stability. Mr Obi’s running mate has spoken with such severity that political extremists have winced, while Mr Obi himself has said nothing inspiring about democracy, even as some LP supporters have tried to enlist the military in their ignoble and anti-democratic schemes.

By now, they must have seen the futility of their legal case. Nevertheless they will persist in their legal or illegal schemes till the day of inauguration, hoping that their efforts would yield fruit. Don’t be misled into thinking the LP is fighting for democracy or a better Nigeria. Neither goal means anything to the party or its superficial leaders.

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