Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians to avoid politics based on religion and tribalism in the upcoming elections.
Speaking on the upcoming election via his verified Twitter handle, the former governor of Anambra state said that the current state of the nation calls for everyone one to come together and shun tribe and religion.
He asked Nigerians to vote candidates whose portfolios show that they can get the job done.
He wrote, “The high cost of living, high level of insecurity and every other challenge is affecting all Nigerians equally, irrespective of tribe and religion.
“We must then unite as one and rally behind capable leaders with verifiable track records of success for the sake of our collective interest.”
We Are Not In Support Of Peter Obi – Miyetti Allah
The Miyetti Allah group has charged Fulanis in Nigeria not to vote for Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections.
The group in a statement released on Sunday described the former Governor of Anambra State as a ‘tribal bigot’
According to Miyetti Allah, Obi has the interest of Biafran which would not favour Fulanis in the country if he emerge as president in 2023.
The National Secretary-General of the Fulani socio-cultural group, Saleh Ahassan lay the allegation against Obi in an interview with Punch.
Miyetti Allah further stated that Obi should not be considered for the presidency in the forthcoming election.
The group said, “As far as we are concerned, we know those we cannot vote for. You see that they call Obi or Obidient, any Fulani man who votes for him must be questioned because he may not be a true son of the soil.
“Obi represents the Biafran interest. So, we know those we cannot vote for and those that cannot be president of Nigeria. He is a tribal bigot.”