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‘We are aware’ — Aide discloses fresh plot against Peter Obi



Dr Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson for the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, said some “powerful political interests” are plotting to blackmail his principal with the accusation of playing religious politics.

Tanko said the powerful politicians have recruited some persons under the guise of civil society, and non-governmental organizations to carry out the plot.

As reported by PM News, he said this in a statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra state on Friday, April 19.

Plot to blackmail Peter Obi

“We are aware that some persons operating under the guise of civil society, and non-governmental organizations, but acting at the behest of some powerful political interests, have been deployed to petition and accuse Obi of playing religious politics.

He alleged that they aim to defame the former Anambra state governor for supporting underprivileged Nigerians.

“The aim is to malign Mr Obi’s purely altruistic motives in supporting underprivileged Nigerians of all faiths. The ploy is to erroneously claim that he goes to religious places to carry out political campaigns off-season.”

Obi’s aide denies religious politics

Tanko noted that Obi understands that Nigeria is an undisputed secular state and the constitutional dictates of separation of church/mosque and state, The Nation reports.

He further stated that Obi would never be intimidated to change this personal disposition. Obi’s charity work predates politics and “he believes is an assignment for him from his creator”.




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