The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of Labour Party, LP, has urged Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar to borrow a leaf from the Liberian election by congratulating President Bola Tinubu.
Liberian President-elect, who is a former vice president of the country, Joseph Boakai defeated the incumbent, George Weah.
Pmnews.ng reported that Weah conceded defeat after the country’s electoral umpire announced Boakai as the winner with 50.9 per cent of the votes. Weah got 49.1 per cent.
Reacting via a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, spokesman for the Apapa-led LP faction, Abayomi Arabambi, disclosed that both Weah and Boakai have proven that election is neither a do or die affair nor a war that must be won at all cost.
He said, “The time is ripe for former Vice-President and PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of LP, Mr Peter Obi, to congratulate President Bola Tinubu after they had explored all the opportunities availed by the Constitution and the Electoral Act.
“The incumbent, who in spite of losing his second term as President yesterday did not wait for anyone before he congratulated the winner. As a responsible leader, the former President Goodluck Jonathan also did the same like George Weah, and today he is being reckoned with as a great pillar of democracy.
“Labour Party therefore appeals to Obi and Atiku to support the administration and have faith in ongoing reforms. We had expected the duo would bury the hatchet and join hands with the President in delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda. Nigerian leaders should emulate this spirit of sportsmanship.”