Kenneth Okonkwo of the Labour Party, LP said ascribing Peter Obi’s performance in the just concluded presidential election to religion or ethnicity is being “ignorant and mischievous.”
Okonkwo made this assertion in a statement via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The Nollywood actor, insisted that no politician in the country’s history under a relatively unknown political party achieved the spread and votes that Obi got.
Recall that Okonkwo’s comment is coming against the backdrop of a leaked audio conversation between his principal and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church.
The audio conversation alleged Obi described the election as a “religious war” and solicited help from Oyedepo to talk to his people.
But, Okonkwo said that some people were “trumping up useless and baseless allegations to taint Obi’s records”.
He also said that evidence showed all tribes and religions voted for Obi at the February 25 election.
His words, “Anybody who ascribes ethnic or religious implication to Obi’s phenomenal success in the 2023 presidential election is ignorant and mischievous.
“There’s no Politician in Nigeria’s history that contested the presidential election in Nigeria for the first time under a relatively unknown political party against two established two major political parties that achieved the spread and votes that Obi achieved.
“His performance in the FCT and Lagos, which have the most cosmopolitan nature in Nigeria, shows that Hausas, Yoruba, Igbo, all tribes, Muslims, Christians and every religion voted for him.”
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