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Peter Obi Receives Strict Warning From Arewa Elders Over Making ‘Inciting’ Comments After Election

A Coalition of Arewa Elders has called on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party and his running mate, Datti Baba Ahmed to desist from making unguarded comments after losing the 2023 presidential election. According to the elders, Obi and Datti’s post-election utterances are capable of triggering a repeat of the 1960 coup. The elders claimed that Obi engaged in a divisive ethno-religious campaign during the 2023 elections, adding that he’s been displaying anti-democratic tendencies since he lost the election.

The communique reads in part, “We have x-rayed the situation and we condemn in loud, clear and unambiguous tone, the resort to illegal and unconstitutional ways being pursued by Mr. Peter Obi, Mr. Datti Ahmed and other Labour Party leaders which are capable of truncating our democracy. Unhealthy ethno-religious comments amount to incitement that can lead to public disorder. We recognize the right of anyone aggrieved with the results to challenge the same in Courts.“The events unfolding in our polity within the Nigerian political landscape calls for concern. We called this Elders Convention to discuss and x-ray certain unhealthy developments, especially after the 2023 General elections.

“To most of us in Northern Nigeria, the events following the 2023 elections are of familiar note, bearing every semblance with events preceding the 1966 coup during which Northern leaders and South West leaders like Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Premier of Northern Nigeria Region, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Chief Ladoke Akintola and many other Northern leaders were killed in cold blood by Military Officers of Igbo descent. “Particularly worrisome, are the pronouncements of Mr. Peter Obi and Mr. Datti Ahmed, the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of the Labour Party, as well as other Labour Party leaders including sources said to be linked to IPOB, ESN, which are known Terrorist organizations.

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