Peter Obi plays dangerous politics, never comments on Tinubu’s good works – Onanuga

Elishabawa 2 months ago 0 8

“What I know about the campaign of Obi was that for the first time in a very long while in our country, we had a candidate who was inflaming ethnic passions. That was the way the election went at that time. He was inflaming ethnic passions, religious passions, bringing two dangerous things to our politics – ethnicity and religion. That is what he did. And those things were dangerous to our Nigerian politics,” Onanuga

Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to President Bola Tinubu, has made serious allegations against Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election.

The statements attributed to Onanuga in the interview with Mic On paint a picture of a deeply divisive political atmosphere, with accusations of ethnic and religious incitement, as well as allegations of delight in economic challenges and a desire for political failure.

Onanuga’s claim that Obi engages in “dangerous politics” by allegedly inflaming ethnic and religious tensions is serious and should be thoroughly investigated. In a diverse country like Nigeria, such actions can exacerbate existing divisions and lead to further instability.

Accusations that members of the “Obidient” movement, including Obi himself, are pleased by economic challenges and the depreciation of the naira are troubling. Delighting in economic hardship is not only morally objectionable but also harmful to the well-being of the nation and its citizens.

Furthermore, the assertion that supporters of Obi are desperate to see the failure of the Tinubu administration indicates a deep-seated political animosity that may hinder constructive dialogue and cooperation between different political factions.

It’s important for political leaders and their supporters to engage in responsible and respectful discourse, focusing on policies and issues rather than resorting to inflammatory rhetoric or personal attacks. Additionally, promoting unity and understanding among diverse ethnic and religious groups is crucial for fostering national cohesion and progress.

If Onanuga’s claims are accurate, it highlights the need for greater efforts to promote reconciliation and bridge divides within Nigerian society. Constructive dialogue and mutual respect are essential for building a stronger and more inclusive democracy.

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