****Urges him to align with Tinubu for a new Nigeria
Former Governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani who is also a kinsman to the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi has asked him to withdraw his petition against the President Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and join him in the task of making a new nation.
Senator Nnamani who is a senator representing Enugu East was defeated recently by the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the district, Kelvin Ugwu.
The LP candidate polled a total of 69,136 votes to defeat the former governor who scored 48,701 votes.
Nnamani also was sacked from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for campaigning for the APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu against his own party’s Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
This time around Senator Chimaroke Nnamani MD, FACOG
Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/NEPAD in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja said he is urging Obi and his supporters to align with the ebullience and conviviality welcoming Tinubu’s victory to the office of the President of the greatest black nation on earth.
He said Obi knows he has neither spread nor national appeal to win the Presidential Election pointing out that what Obi is doing with the petition is “bad belle, petulance and demarketting.
“His Petition is dead on arrival. He does not have the spread or national appeal. His appeal to non electoral matters is to demarket the President elect and besmirch his reputation”.
Nnamani reiterated “he does not have near spread and national appeal. His petition is ego driven, joke carried too far. His attempt to highlight on non electoral issues is trying to embarrass President elect”.
Nnamani counseled, “Obi needs to come down from his high horse to allow sedate minds to negotiate on behalf of the Igbo and South East for safe landing to include our stake in the national Palavar and Share of the accruals of the commonwealth”.
According to Nnamani , “we must join the main stream and participate in the making of a new Nigeria. We are not going any where. We de kampe and ready to bargain for our own share. It is a common knowledge that others are doing the same.
“Igbo has to confront reality now or be consigned to the backwoods of history. Time to align is now”.