The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Monday replied to the recent comments by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the victory of Bola Tinubu at the just concluded election, is not the will of God.
Mrs Aisha Buhari, last week described the victory of Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election as the will of God.
But reacting in a post-election interview with Arise Television, Obi faulted the First Lady’s comment saying God’s wish is doing the right things and not vice-versa.
When asked if he would accept Tinubu’s victory as the wish of God as some religious leaders rightly claimed, he emphatically answered; “What they are actually preaching is the problem of Nigeria. The problem of Nigeria is accepting wrongdoing and what is unacceptable. That is using God’s name in vain. That is not what God is saying. God said do not use my name in vain. So, what they are saying is not God’s wish, it is not God’s plan for Nigeria.”
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu defeated 17 other candidates who took part in the election. He scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates, thus meeting the first constitutional requirement to be declared the winner.
He also scored over 25 percent of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.
Peter Obi of LP and his PDP counterpart have since taken the case to the Presidential Election Tribunal, challenging the process that declared Tinubu as the winner of the poll.