Chris Adighije, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to accept loss and congratulate the nation’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Mr. Adighije, who is also the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of the Federal University of Lokoja, issued the recommendation in a statement on Sunday.
He suggested that Mr Obi exhibit sportsmanship by calling the announced election winner to congratulate him.
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According to him, all Mr Obi needs now is an act that will not snowball into the devastation of lives and property in order to endear himself more in the hearts of Nigerians.
Mr Adighije, who is the chairman of the APC stakeholders in Abia, stated that the Labour Party presidential candidate should consider his region, the South-East, and Nigeria before making a decision.
He expressed fear that Mr Obi’s actions would have a significant impact on the South-position East’s in Nigeria’s political equation.
Mr Adighije commended Mr Obi for positioning the Igbos strongly in the political discourse in the country, saying, “l want to congratulate the leader of my party, the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. l also will use this opportunity to congratulate Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, for his forthrightness and resilience in the election.”
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The APC chieftain added, “I will appeal that he congratulates the winner of the presidential poll as l believe sincerely that such a good gesture would endear him more to the hearts of the Obidient Movement and Nigeria at large.”
According to Mr Adighije, Mr Obi should know that any decision “he takes in this circumstance has a high propensity to affect Nigerians, especially the South-Easterners positively or negatively.”
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