Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, has urged his supporters to remain steadfast despite the verdict of the presidential election tribunal, which dismissed the LP’s case against Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory.
In a message posted on his X page on Saturday, Obi noted that there has been disappointment in his support base over the verdict.
He, however, stated that despite the disappointment, the dream of ‘Obidients’ to see a new Nigeria ”remains alive for all times.”
”Since the tribunal verdict, there has been a note of general despair among the Obidients and the generality of our supporters. I assure you all that on this journey, despair or surrender is not in our options,” the former governor of Anambra said.
He added: ”Today, I want to personally reach out and encourage you all to keep hope alive. Considering the challenges that lie ahead of us as a movement, despair is not an option. Nothing good in life comes easy.
”Throughout history, positive changes come only with sacrifices, perseverance, resilience and fluctuating fortunes.
”Right from the onset of our journey, I told you all that the journey upon which we were about to embark was not a short sprint but a long and tough marathon. It was always going to be difficult, painful and excruciating.
”We set out knowing fully well that the forces we are up against are entrenched and formidable but not insurmountable. They would resist the wind of change and try to push us into surrender or despair. We must not succumb to their design.
”I am inspired that we have endured the odds placed in our way at every point. In such a short space of time, we have persevered to get to the point where we cannot be ignored any longer. Therefore, I urge you to abide and never think of giving up.”