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Fulani Youths Meet Over Peter Obi’s Ambition, Give Their Verdict On 2023 Poll

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Fulani Youths Meet Over Peter Obi's Ambition, Give Their Verdict On 2023 Poll

The presidential ambition of the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has just received massive support after a group of youths from the country’s Northern region assured the Labour Party candidate of their votes come 2023.

Reports obtained by Naija News on Tuesday (today) revealed that Fulani youths from across 19 Northern states and Abuja met and concluded they would no longer vote along ethnic and religious lines.

In that regard, they assured Obi of their full support, saying the former Governor possesses good leadership qualities.

The Fulani youths, according to reports, made their position known during a meeting with Igbo Elders Consultative Forum (IECF) led by elder statesman Chukwuemeka Ezeife.

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They noted during the meeting that the Igbo-speaking people and their tribe had something in common for ages.

Naija News understands that the Fulani youths presented a document containing their demands to the former Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, who chaired the meeting.

In his remark, the leader of the delegation, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the decision to support Obi was to reinvent the alliance between the North and South East as witnessed in the First and Second Republics.

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He said: “The current president is our Kinsman, but we have realised from experience that you don’t need to have someone from your tribe or faith as president before your lives improve. We need somebody who is patriotic, honest, just and fair. In Nigeria, the Fulanis are no longer after tribal or religious sentiments.

“We are looking for a leader that is capable of taking Nigeria to the promised land. We have realised that these two tribes, Fulani and Igbo, hold 99 per cent of the corporate existence of Nigeria. The Igbos have control of over 80 per cent of the commercial activities in the country, while the Fulanis control 99 per cent of the livestock we have. Igbos and Fulani coming together to work for the good of Nigeria will be the best.

“You should also know that this is not the first time. The alliance between the two ethnic groups in the First and Second Republics brought prosperity to the country. Though we are still licking the wound of civil war and course, we have offended ourselves but we are doing this to bring about the much-needed healing.”

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Peter Obi Is A Unifier

In his remark, the IECF chairman and former governor of Anambra State, Chief Ezeife, described Obi as a true unifier who will banish poverty, insecurity, and all the negatives associated with Nigeria.

Responding to a recent comment by the incumbent Governor of Anambra, Charles Soludo, about Obi’s chances in the 2023 election, Ezeife said everybody cannot support Obi’s presidential bid.

Soludo had dismissed the chances of Obi in 2023 and criticized the style of Ndigbo in its quest for the country’s number one seat in an article titled, ‘History beckons and I will not be silent.’

Naija News reports that the statement caused a barrage of reactions on and off social media.

“If Peter Obi becomes president, in the next two years, our sons and daughters abroad will begin to think of coming back home.

“God has his hand in Obi’s movement. I. Know him very well. Many years I left as a governor, I saw him at airport carrying his own luggage. He insisted that public fund must be use for public good.

“Then, as we are here, if all of us (Igbos) are saying the same thing, it will look somehow. We are happy to hear that some might not be supporting him, but that doesn’t mean anything. I know that 99 per cent of the people are for Obi,” Ezeife said.

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