The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi and his counterpart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar to stop making further comments on the 2023 presidential election.
The Igbo group said some comments being made by the politicians were capable of destroying the country’s democratic institutions.
The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday.
Benco news recalls that Obi had during his press conference on Monday claimed the Supreme Court willfully condoned breaches of the constitution with regards to established qualifications and prerequisites for candidates in presidential elections.
Okwu said the remarks coming from both politicians were capable of creating further problems for the country at a time concerted efforts were needed to rebuild the nation.
While noting that an electoral process cannot favour all the contestants at the same time, the Ohanaeze chieftain advised the LP and the PDP leaders “to swallow the electoral defeat and move on in the best interest of the nation.
There is no doubt that they all have plans for the nation which they wanted to bring on board, but the odds favoured President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at this point.
“Regardless of their loss, they should make their blueprint available to Mr President who has since sought their support and partnership to move the country forward.
“We urged them not to be hitting up the polity with their utterances in the name of press conferences, as a million of such public speeches cannot upturn the decision of the Supreme Court.
The divisive comments will only create a situation where their supporters and followers will develop hatred for the government in power, thereby breeding distrust among the citizens and the government.”
He further stated that judgements emanating from various courts after the election have favoured all the political parties.
“It is sad that some politicians hail the judiciary when they are favoured and then slam the same judiciary once it did not go their way.
Nigerian politicians should stop the ‘it must be me mindest’. This is one of the problems inhibiting the speedy development of the country.
“Now that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is on the saddle, everyone should rally round him and make him succeed. It is only unpatriotic individuals that would wish to see him fail.”