Saying ‘Tinubu not my president’ frivolous, unhelpful –Ben Bruce



Ben Murray-Bruce, a former senator, has asked Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to congratulate President Bola Tinubu.


On Thursday, a seven-member panel of the supreme led by Inyang Okoro, dismissed the petitions filed by Obi and Atiku against the election of Tinubu.


The apex court affirmed the verdict of the presidential petition tribunal that upheld the victory of Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.


Reacting to the judgment, Murray-Bruce, in a statement on Friday, said the supreme court had ended the presidential election litigation.


The former senator said it is “frivolous and unhelpful” to say “Bola Tinubu is not my president” after the ruling of the supreme court.


“All the talk by some persons that ‘Bola Tinubu is not my President’ is frivolous and unhelpful,” he said.


“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 television 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.”

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