Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has called on Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to emulate former president Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate President Bola Tinubu.
In a statement on Thursday, the group called on the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party presidential candidates to congratulate Tinubu with a view to ending any perceived acrimonious vendetta that may have arisen during the 2023 elections.
The group explained that the duo’s congratulatory messages to President Tinubu will serve as a sign of their sportsmanship and commitment to democracy.
“We urge them to reach out to their main political opponent in the 2023 election, President Tinubu, and extend their congratulations on his victory in the Supreme Court,” the statement said.
It added that their act of statesmanship will send a powerful message to their supporters.
“Such an act of sportsmanship and statesmanship will not only demonstrate their commitment to the democratic process but also send a powerful message to their supporters to end any perceived acrimonious vendetta that may have arisen during the 2023 elections,” the group said.
The Igbo apex group also called on President Tinubu to embrace all for the progress of the nation.
“By fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and collaboration, President Tinubu can set a positive precedent for national cohesion and progress,” the statement said.