Miyetti Allah Rejects Peter Obi, Says LP Candidate Belongs To Biafra

By Damilare Adeleye
Saleh Ahassan
Saleh Ahassan

The Miyetti Allah Group has said its members are not going to support or vote for the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi in the forthcoming general elections.

The Fulani group who rejected the candidacy of Mr Obi, accused him of being a tribal bigot’ and represents ‘the Biafran interest’, which would not ‘favour the Fulani nation in Nigeria’.

In an interview with newsmen, the National Secretary-General of the Fulani socio-cultural group, Mr Saleh Ahassan, said Peter Obi is not in any an option for any member of their group.

In his words, “As far as we are concerned, we know those we cannot vote for. You see that they call Obi or OBIdient, any Fulani man who votes for him must be questioned because he may not be a true son of the soil. ”

“Obi represents the Biafran interest. So, we know those we cannot vote for and those that cannot be president of Nigeria. He is a tribal bigot,” he emphasised.

Alhassan also stated that when Obi was the governor of Anambra State, he “destroyed the businesses of northerners and chased plenty Hausa and Fulani people from entering Anambra”.

In a counter reaction to Peter Obi's rejection by the group, the spokesperson for Peter Obi Support Network, Mr Jones Onwuasoanya, said Obi was a nationalist whose interest was only with Nigerians.

He said Obi believes in ‘One Nigeria’ and is irreversibly committed to the One Nigeria dream and to making Nigeria a successful nation.