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2023 Elections Showed Yorubas Don’t Hate Igbos – Peter Obi Says

Posted by Samuel on Sun 02nd Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

Obi said the 2023 general election saw Nigerians unite across tribe and religious lines, adding that the poll corrected the impression that Yorubas hate Igbos.

 Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the 2023 Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, has remarked that the last general election showed that Yorubas don’t hate Igbos.

This was as Obi noted that the election was not a Christian or Igbo agenda.

Obi said the 2023 general election saw Nigerians unite across tribe and religious lines, adding that the poll corrected the impression that Yorubas hate Igbos.

The former Anambra State governor spoke while receiving the 2024 Courageous Citizen Award from the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy (NACJD) in Abuja on Saturday.

Obi noted that the massive turnaround was an indication that Nigerians desired a change from the status quo.

“It was a time that Nigerians united and spoke with one voice regardless of tribe, tongue or religion. The 2023 election wasn’t a Christian or Igbo project.

“It was a Nigerian project. I saw our legends and elder statesmen come together for the first time. I was glad to see people like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and others stand their ground.

“I am saying this to correct the impression that the Yorubas hate Igbo people. A lot of people made certain sacrifices because we just wanted to say ‘Enough is enough’ in Nigeria. Imagine those who had lost their lives for the cause of a new Nigeria,” he said

Obi came third in the 2023 presidential election after trailing his counterpart from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the winner, President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Prior to the election, a lot of Nigerian youths bought into Obi’s ideology and voted massively for him.

Coming under the name Obidient, Obi’s followers cuts across the length and breadth of Nigeria.



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