A former Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has faulted those connecting the Labor Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi to Igbo presidency and Biafra agitation.
Abaribe said such move was a slanderous attack focused on de-promoting Obi.
The Abia South Senator asked why the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has not been referred to as “Yoruba presidency” and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, as Fulani presidency.
Abaribe talked during a virtual official Q&A event coordinated by Ikengaonline.
He focused on that the former Anambra State governor ought to be viewed as an individual chasing after his constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
According to Abaribe, pundits ought to quit connecting Obi to his clan and religion.
He said: ”It’s unfortunate that Peter Obi’s emergence which is now a silver lining has come with complications. Tinubu has a presidential ticket, nobody is saying it’s a Yoruba ticket.
”Atiku has a ticket, nobody is saying it’s a Fulani ticket. But Peter Obi got a ticket and everybody is shouting: ’It’s Igbo presidency. Some even try to link him with the Biafra agitation.
”Have they tried to associate Tinubu with the Oduduwa self determination agitation? Or Atiku within the Fulani herdsmen menace or the banditry in the North?”
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