Former Senator Shehu Sani has expressed that it is understandable for the people of the southeast to strongly support Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 elections. In a recent post, Sani pointed out that historical support for candidates from their respective regions is not unique to the southeast. He cited examples such as the southwest’s support for the late Chief MKO Abiola and the northerners’ support for former President Muhammadu Buhari. Sani concluded that anyone accusing the southeast of favoring Obi is either ignorant of history or deliberately choosing to overlook it. In a Twitter message, he stated, “If history matters, any South Westerner who opposed Abiola was considered a Traitor. Any Northerner who opposed Buhari was condemned as an unbeliever. With Peter, the South East is simply following the path of history that we have either forgotten or ignored. Have a blessed weekend.”
In related news, Peter Obi has concluded his legal case against President Bola Tinubu, whom he alleges manipulated the February 25 presidential election. As the Labour Party’s candidate who secured the third position in the race, Obi presented numerous documents and called 13 witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja. The evidence included voting results and records of Permanent Voter Cards collected before the 2023 general elections, as well as four videos, one of which featured a press conference where Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), promised real-time election results through the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System. Despite objections from the Respondents regarding the admissibility of the documents, the Labour Party concluded its case after the 13th witness testified, even though they initially planned to present a total of 50 witnesses.