Amid the ongoing public uproar that has greeted the contents of the petition filed by Peter Gregory Obi against the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the VP candidate of the Labour Party, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has come out to explain why his principal chose a strategy that nobody expected.
Recall that on Tuesday afternoon, the contents of Obi’s petition filed against Tinubu at the Election Tribunal sitting Abuja, surfaced online. Quite interestingly, the former Anambra governor cited Tinubu’s alleged forfeiture of the sum of $460,000 in a drug-related case in the United States several years ago as one of the grounds for his disqualification and annulment of February’s election.
Speaking during an interview with our correspondent a few hours ago, Datti revealed that the Labour Party decided to employ tactics that were different from what the APC was expecting to teach them a lesson.
“We hit them where didn’t expect. We didn’t ask them to rig the elections. In fact, we have been very kind to these people. We have been very, very gentle with them. Look, Obi and I can account for all our political opponents. Ask the other elected persons to account for their opponents. Ngige is alive. In my case, all the opponents I have faced, people like Makarfi, are all alive. But, the other elected persons cannot tell you. In Lagos and Borno, these people cannot account for all their opponents. And that’s why we are being careful.
We are talking about danger here. Let’s also not forget that a gentleman somewhere forfeited $460,000 in order not to go to prison. And now, he is a president-elect after assaulting the Nigerian Constitution. As I said, we will hit them where they never expected because we never thought that they would behave in the way they did.”