The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has reacted to the recent telephone conversation between the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Obi said the US should respect the principles of law and democracy by allowing the courts of law in Nigeria to decide who the winner of the 2023 presidential election conducted on February 25.
The former Anambra governor said this on Friday in a thread of tweets describing Blinken and Tinubu’s conversation as “unclear.”
Recall that Obi has challenged the outcome of the presidential election that produced Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.
Blinken had called Tinubu on Tuesday and pledged to strengthen the relations between the US and Nigeria.
Reacting, Obi said, “There is still a lack of clarity on the basis of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken’s call to APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 16th May 2023. The most fundamental tenet and core value of democracy is the rule of law,” Obi tweeted.
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“Nigeria’s democracy is founded on these principles which the American people hold dear. Without the risk of interfering in Nigeria’s domestic affairs, the U.S.-Nigeria relationship should be guided by the core values of democracy.
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