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Peter Obi replies Umahi, denies inciting southeast against FG


Peter Obi

The Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has responded to the allegations of Dave Umahi accusing him of inciting some southeast people against the federal government.

Obi refuted this claim via a post on his personal X (formerly Twitter)page, stating that his actions were never to cause division in the nation; instead, his focus is to foster constructive dialogue and inclusivity.

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The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, had accused him (Obi) at the stakeholders meeting held on Wednesday to compensate the victims of properties destroyed due to the construction of the Lagos – Calabar coastal road.

The minister said that Obi was inciting some South East people who were not well informed about the project against the federal government, stating that it was a dangerous move as he (Obi) would not save them when trouble comes.

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The Labour Party candidate, in response, said, “My focus is on fostering constructive dialogue and inclusivity rather than engaging in divisive politics. Claims of incitement are baseless distractions. I have always advocated for unity and advancement, refusing to partake in reactionary, divisive politics.

“I refuse to be reduced to the level of those who wallow in ethnic politics. Worse still, I have never and can never descend so low as to base my political aspirations on any sectional or ethnic interest.”

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