David Umahi, the Minister of Works, has strongly advised Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, to refrain from pursuing an appeal at the Supreme Court following the validation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Umahi made these remarks during a press briefing after a courteous visit to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, at the new Government House in Centenary City, Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
The former Ebonyi State governor expressed, “I advised him (Obi) not to go to appeal. I am not a lawyer. My son here is a lawyer. He has interpreted the judgment, and he has left no hope for any appeal.”
Umahi further called upon prominent political figures in the South-East geopolitical zone to unite and lend their support to the Tinubu administration, asserting that it is in their best interests to do so. He stated, “Let the South East come together and support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration; he made us the number one minister, even when we didn’t vote very well for him.”
With strong conviction, Umahi declared, “Tinubu will be a divine President,” and added, “Before now, God told me that Tinubu will be Nigeria’s President. I prayed, and God answered. It was tough here in the South East, but through the grace of God, we made it.”
Commending Governor Nwifuru for the progress and empowerment initiatives achieved in the state during his first 100 days in office, Umahi pledged his support to ensure the state continues to progress. He remarked, “We didn’t make a mistake in bringing Gov Nwifuru. There are former governors who cannot go back to their homes, but I am in my home. I am very happy with the way I met him.”