A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, has urged the Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar to give up his ambition.
He said the former Vice President should allow younger Nigerians lead the PDP.
Olayinka was the main House of Representatives opposition candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 2 in the last National Assembly election.
He said the opposition should rather blame itself for losing the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said this while appearing on different shows on TVC and Silverbird Television on Friday.
Olayinka’s comments were in reaction to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that validated the victory of Bola Tinubu in the last election.
He said, “it is a waste of time going to court to challenge an election the PDP should have won so easily.
“How do you prove malpractices in an election held in over 176,000 polling units when it is mandatory that you must call witnesses in all polling units where you alleged irregularities?
“For instance, if you claimed irregularities in 10,000 polling units, how do you bring 10,000 party agents to the court to give evidence?
“Therefore, it is better to do all that you must do within the ambit of the law to win instead of waiting to lose and go to the Tribunal.
“When you choose to sacrifice five governors for a single National Chairman, you should know that the result will be a failure.
“And after planning to fail, you now want the court to help you remedy your own failure? Who does that?
“Therefore, rather than dissipate energies and resources, going from one court to the other in search of an electoral victory that the opposition threw away by itself, what should be happening is a rebuild towards 2027, with younger Nigerians taking the lead.”