Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has requested that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, drop his petition against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect.
The statement was made by Nnamani while speaking to reporters on Sunday.
He implored Obi and his supporters to join in celebrating Tinubu’s triumph with jubilation and good cheer.
He claimed that Obi is aware that he lacks both national appeal and support to prevail in the Presidential Election.
He pointed out that what Obi is doing with the petition is “bad belle, petulance and demarketing.”
“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.
“He does not have near spread and national appeal. His petition is ego-driven, a 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 to 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 de kampe and 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.”