Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), expressed that he holds no ill feelings towards Asiwaju Bola Tinubu while stating that he regards him as a father.
The former governor of Anambra made this known during an interview on Arise TV on Monday, 13th of March 2023 where he declared his reason for challenging the election result.
Obi affirmed that he holds the president-elect in high regard despite his loss in the election which they contested together.
“I have no issues with Tinubu. He is somebody I have so much respect for as a brother and regard as a father.
I am only challenging the process through which INEC declared him as the President-elect. I have no issues with his declaration as the President-elect.
“We are committed to a new Nigeria. We must do everything that is right. We need to build strong democratic institutions that will teach people what their job requires and what government is all about.
The process through which people come into office is for me…far more fundamental than what they do thereafter. There is a process of doing things. There is a process of arriving at any destination. Like I said in my press conference, if you’re going to answer ‘His Excellency’, the process of coming to that position must be excellent. If you’re going to be a Bishop, there’s a process of being a Bishop.”