A member of the Labour Party in the House of Representatives, Hon Amobi Ogah, who stirred controversy over his comments on President Bola Tinubu few weeks ago, is back in the news again.
The lawmaker had set tongues wagging after he said the day he met Tinubu was his “best day.”
The president had hosted federal lawmakers at presidential villa in build to the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.
Ogah, who was among those in attendance, had said: “Today is my best day. Today, I’m so happy that I’m an elected member seeing my president talking. In fact, I’ve never known that this man is so intelligent.”
At the time, Labour Party had distanced itself from Ogah’s comment, claiming that he had apologised.
But speaking with journalists after a thanksgiving service in his honour in Abia State, Ogah, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, asked Nigerians to respect whoever God has given the mandate to lead them.
“Once you are in this politics, don’t lose hope. Don’t think that if you don’t win today, you will not win again.
“Once somebody has won an election, to be a good sportsman, you must give the person support. For me, like I said earlier last week that trended all over the world when I told the people, the election has come and gone. Now it is about governance. And whoever God has given that mandate to represent the people, you must respect that institution
“That is why I always say, whoever that is on that seat (president), give the person that support until either court says otherwise or God says otherwise. We must put Nigeria first. Nigeria is more important than anybody. It is more important than me. I can tell you it is only God that gives power,” he said.
While the lawmaker did not mention any name, it was widely believed that he was deliberately referring to Peter Obi, the Labor Party presidential candidate, who lost the February 25 presidential election to Tinubu.
Obi is currently challenging the outcome of the election in court.