Former Bayelsa East Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has called on the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi, and his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to congratulate President Bola Tinubu, following the Supreme Court verdict.
Akelicious reports that Bruce, in a post via X on Friday, said the cliche ‘Tinubu is not my president’ from some Nigerian youths is frivolous and unhelpful.
He called on the PDP leadership to work on unifying their ranks, which cost them defeat in the 2015 and 2023 elections, warning that they must not allow a third-time defeat.
Ben Bruce warned Nigerian youths not to allow anyone to set them against the government but should re-strategise ahead of 2027 or agonise.
He said, “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.
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.”