Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has hailed his supporters for being focused.
He said he was aware that the outcome of the election has dampened their morale but thanked them for their sacrifices.
Speaking in an a Twitter Space on Sunday, Obi also said he would not back down in the fight to secure “his mandate”.
He said: “I didn’t start this journey in a single day; I knew it’s not going to be easy. The inauguration will strengthen me.”
“I know how dampened you are that your effort did not come the way you wished. We are in a battle with an entrenched establishment. We are in a long battle. Even me, I know that the journey ahead is tough; they will make allegations, blackmail and all sorts of things, but I am ready.
“I thank you for your sacrifice and I ask that you do not feel dampened. Thanks for the sacrifice; thanks for being part of tis greatness.
“Please as we go through this pain, let us stay together. Let us do the right thing. Nobody can claim to be a saint, I am not. I could have done something unknowingly in the past. “I plead that you stay focused. This is about transformation which takes time.”