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2023: Peter Obi’s Camp Reacts To Atiku’s Anti-Yoruba, Igbo Comment

2023: Peter Obi’s Camp Reacts To Atiku’s Anti-Yoruba, Igbo Comment
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The camp of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has reacted to the controversial statement made by the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Applesbite reports that Atiku, during an Interactive Session with Arewa Joint Committee held on Saturday in Kaduna State, said Northerners need to vote for him because he is a Pan-Nigerian with a northern extraction that has built bridges across the country.

The former Vice President said Northerners do not need any Yoruba or Igbo candidate as president of the country.

He had said: “What the average Northerner needs is somebody who’s from the north and also understands that part of the country and has been able to build bridges across the country.

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“This is what the Northerner needs, it doesn’t need a Yoruba or Igbo candidate, I stand before you as a Pan-Nigerian of Northern origin.”

Following the development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Presidential Campaign Council slammed the former vice president over his ethnic sentiment.

In a chat with The Punch, media aide to the LP Presidential candidate, Emeka Obasi, expressed disappointment in Atiku over the divisive statement.

Obasi said he was shocked to see a frontline presidential flagbearer playing such an ethnic card.

He said, “I saw the video of Atiku’s ethnic sentiment but I didn’t want to believe he said those things. So, I waited in vain hoping he will deny saying them before I comment.”

Image courtesy of Akinshola Lucky Akintelure - ApplesBite International Magazine
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