By Babalola Seyi
Valentine Ozigbo, a Labour Party (LP) chieftain, has asked Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar to stand aside in favor of Peter Obi.
Ozigbo advised the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept loss.
The PDP candidate for Anambra 2021 gubernatorial race disputed the notion of a “Abuja meeting” with the Atiku camp in a statement issued Tuesday night.
Ozigbo claimed opponents were aiming to “derail the huge momentum of Obidients across Nigeria and internationally”.
Instead of focusing on “a fair and open contest of ideas,” he accused them of spreading rumors and employing deceptive techniques.
Ozigbo described the “unprofessional behavior” as evidence of a fear of fair competition and a lack of trust in their own candidate.
The politician reiterated the desire of LP leaders to see that the former Anambra governor’s vision for Nigeria is actualised.
Obi has a track record of “solid leadership and a clear plan” to address the significant challenges facing Nigeria, he stressed.
Ozigbo maintained that the LP would not join issues with Atiku or Tinubu campaigns but allow them continue “the current brickbats between over allegations and counter allegations of corruption”.
“In a civilized setting, the wise thing for Atiku and Tinubu to do would have been to allow Peter Obi to go unopposed by honourably stepping down.
“But if they insist on continuing, they should be ready to accept their fate at the polls”, Ozigbo added.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections will be held on Saturday, February 25.