Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has stated that it would be “extremely weird” for him to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Obi’s aide, Tai Obasi, also denied any plans for a demonstration ahead of the inauguration.
There had been speculation that Obi and his Obidient movement would stage a protest close to Eagle Square to express their displeasure over the Federal Government’s insistence on having Tinubu inaugurated.
Obasi stated that Obi was not aware of any such plans and that he was a humble and reasonable man who always sought peace and unity in the country.
While it is unclear if Obi received an invitation to the ceremony, Obasi stated that it would be unlikely for him to attend a ceremony of a man whose election victory he is challenging in court.
“My principal cannot act that weird and unreasonable. I can’t confirm if he receives an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony. But I am telling you that you can’t see him there.”
This article was updated 1 month ago