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Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), a support group for the former Governor of Anambra State and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party has accused leading 2023 presidential candidates of divisive utterances.
The group mentioned Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The POSN noted that the duo have been making pronouncements ‘polarising the country along ethnic and religious fault lines’.
The spokesman Sani Altukry wondered how they would unite Nigerians if they eventually win the election ‘after dividing them’.
His statement on Friday said the APC and PDP should be telling citizens their plans to rescue the country “from the path of precipice that it is heading”.
POSN asked Nigerians to compare the comments by “people driven by selfish ambition and those driven by a desire for nation building, while making their choice”.
The group said Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) was using his campaign to unite Nigerians and make them see ‘their only country must be repaired and made habitable’.
‘But Tinubu and Atiku camps are using divide and rule approach as their campaign strategy’, Altruky asserted.
‘Because of Atiku and Tinubu’s blunders, Nigeria has divided far much more on religious and tribal lines than ever before, the same mistake made by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The POSN recalled Tinubu’s comment before the Osun governorship election: ‘Labour Party members and supporters can never rule us, they will Labour till death’.
The statement also quoted Atiku as saying, ‘Obi is not known in the North; will remain unknown by the over 90 percent of Northerners who do not make use of the internet’.