Peter Obi Speaks On Joining Bola Tinubu Government
Peter Obi has spoken on entering the Bola Tinubu administration to promote national harmony, Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, said he would reject any invitation to join Bola Tinubu’s Government of National Unity.
Obi has sued Tinubu, the president-elect, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the results of the poll on February 25.
The APC candidate’s campaign made hints that the former governor of Lagos would establish an inclusive government and include all of his rivals.
On Thursday, when Obi was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, he was asked what he would do if requested to join Tinubu’s Government of National Unity.
Obi responded by stating that he was still contesting the election and statement processes.
He believed that the electoral process needed to be corrected before anyone could discuss the Government of National Unity.
“The first thing I want to see is that the process is right. The process through which you achieve anything is far more fundamental than what you do thereafter. Let us go back first, I am challenging the process and the declaration.
“Until we get it right, then we can talk about a government of national unity. Otherwise, we would go and sit down and say that those who stopped a train and kidnapped people can call us to discuss peace when they have people in captivity. Until things are done rightly, we will be encouraging what we don’t need to encourage,” he said.
When he was asked whether or not he would accept the outcome if it is not in his favour, Obi said he would be shocked if the court upholds Tinubu’s election.
His words: “Issues about the election will be sorted out in court. I will be shocked if this country goes on with that situation. It will then stand that it is a corporate criminalised country. We can’t allow it. We need to start unbundling this criminality.
“When people were talking about structure, it is this fraud and criminality that we witnessed that they were talking about, and we want to unbundle it for the sake of our children.”
The former Anambra State governor said he believes the judiciary would do the right thing.