Bayo Onanuga Criticizes Peter Obi For Allegedly Exploiting Religious & Ethnic Divides

Date: 31-03-2024 9:32 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 31-03-2024 09:32 PM (3 weeks ago)

The Presidency has taken a firm stance against Peter Obi, the former Labour Party presidential candidate, accusing him of exacerbating religious and ethnic tensions for his political gain, according to statements made by a presidential aide, Mr. Bayo Onanuga.

During a live podcast hosted by Seun Okinbaloye titled 'Mic On', Onanuga expressed concerns over Obi's campaign strategies, alleging that Obi resorted to inflaming ethnic and religious sentiments to further his political ambitions.

"What I know about the campaign of Obi was that for the first time in a very long while in our country, we had a candidate who was inflaming ethnic passions. And that was the way the election went at that time. He was inflaming ethnic passions, religious passions, bringing two dangerous things to our politics - ethnicity and religion. That is what he did. And those things were dangerous to our Nigerian politics," Onanuga remarked.

Additionally, Onanuga refuted claims that President Muhammadu Buhari chose his running mate solely based on religious affiliations, asserting that religion did not factor into the decision-making process. He cited the example of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, stating that Tinubu's selection of a Muslim running mate in Lagos did not result in significant electoral gains solely based on religious demographics.

"If Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) had done that, we would not have lost Lagos. (Muslim-Muslim ticket) was not religious. Muslim-Muslim ticket did not even win him massive votes; let’s say in Borno where his deputy came from. The man he picked as his VP, he believed that Shettima had the qualities to support him or to be his Vice President. That is why he picked him. He was not looking at religion," Onanuga emphasized.

The remarks by the presidential aide underscore the administration's commitment to promoting unity and inclusivity in Nigerian politics, urging political actors to refrain from exploiting divisive tactics that could undermine the nation's cohesion and stability.

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Posted: at 31-03-2024 09:32 PM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 31-03-2024 10:34 PM (3 weeks ago)
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no mind am  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 31-03-2024 10:34 PM (3 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- KDoinspire at 31-03-2024 10:45 PM (3 weeks ago)
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Stupid old man with half eye. idot
Posted: at 31-03-2024 10:45 PM (3 weeks ago) | Upcoming
- nikiniki at 31-03-2024 10:59 PM (3 weeks ago)
Leave peter Obi alone and face the task of fixing the country. You will do worst in his shoes.
Posted: at 31-03-2024 10:59 PM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
- fineboy77 at 31-03-2024 11:09 PM (3 weeks ago)
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MuMu ticket had nothing to do with religion..... yeah

Posted: at 31-03-2024 11:09 PM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kormeijama at 1-04-2024 07:44 AM (3 weeks ago)
Mr Speaking man for Mr president, you're a fool and only fools can be fooled by a fool  . did you actually read through  Obi's statement, and understand what he said in that  community. I'm sad that your type could be employed to  continue  our misconstruction  of everything that should not be wrong with Nigeria. I wonder where you went to school. You're  worst than  those who never went to school. You're a fool and can only fool fools like Tinubu and cabal. You go again and read that inspiring stament  Obi made  in  the  correction center.
Posted: at 1-04-2024 07:44 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
- Benti247 at 1-04-2024 10:47 AM (3 weeks ago)
Look at this fool who waged war against Ndigbo during the last election. Until Tinubu realizes that you are the demon bewitching his government he will never make any headway in his quest for a better Nigeria. You are evil that should be thrown away. The earlier he does that the better for him.
Posted: at 1-04-2024 10:47 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac