Former Bayelsa State Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has expressed the need by the 2023 presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, to congratulate President Bola Tinubu over the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed his victory at the February 25 presidential election.
Murray-Bruce, who made this known in a post shared via his X handle on Friday, said in the spirit of sportsmanship, “It is only right, fitting, and sportsmanly for both Waziri Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to congratulate President Bola Tinubu for his victory in the #NigerianElections2023.
“There must be an end to litigation, and the Supreme Court must end it. All talk by some persons that ‘Bola Tinubu is not my President’ is frivolous and unhelpful.
“As long as you call yourself a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you do not have ‘your’ President. Nigeria has a President, and whether you like it or not, he presides over you as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Head of the State,
“The Peoples Democratic Party must now play their role as Nigeria’s most viable opposition party.
“It is incumbent on them to work on unifying their ranks. Disunity and treachery against President Goodluck Jonathan cost them the 2015 election.
“Disunity also cost them this election. If they allow it to repeat itself a third time, they are done.
The former Bayelsa senator, however, advised youths not to allow anybody, whether candidate, party, or TV station, to set them against the government.
He said: “To the youths of Nigeria, do not allow anybody, whether candidate, party, or TV station, to set you against the government. The future is yours, as Millennials, not ours, the fifties and sixties generation. Use it well. Organise now for 2027, or agonise when it is 2027.”