Nnamani urges Obi to join Tinubu in building new Nigeria
Former Enugu State Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has admonished presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, to withdraw his petition against President-elect Bola Tinubu, and instead join him in making a new nation.
Nnamani, in a statement yesterday, urged Obi and his supporters to ‘align with the ebullience and conviviality welcoming Tinubu’s victory to the Office of the President of the greatest black nation on earth’.
According to him, ‘Obi knows he has neither the spread nor national appeal to win the election. What Obi is doing with the petition is ‘bad belle, petulance and de-marketing’.
The statement reads: “His petition is dead on arrival. He does not have the spread or national appeal. His appeal to non-electoral matters is to demarket the President-elect and besmirch his reputation.
“Obi does not have near spread and national appeal. His petition is ego driven, joke carried too far. His attempt to highlight on non-electoral issues is trying to embarrass President elect.
“Obi needs to come down from his high horse to allow sedate minds negotiate on behalf of the Igbo and Southeast for safe landing to include our stake in the national Palavar and share of the accruals of the commonwealth.
“We must join the mainstream and participate in the making of a new Nigeria. We are not going anywhere. We are ready to bargain for our own share. It is a common knowledge that others are doing the same. Igbo has to confront reality now or be consigned to the backwoods of history. Time to align is now.”