The Labour Party (LP) Vice Presidential candidate Doyin Okupe has averred that Peter Obi is the only one among the four leading candidates suitable to bring Nigeria out of its numerous challenges.
In a statement on Sunday, Okupe said the youths who are increasingly supporting Peter Obi are moved with the passion for rescuing their lives and resetting the country for a greater and better future. However, he said it’s being threatened by sentiments and accusations propagated by one AG Mohmoud aimed at damaging the acceptance of Peter Obi. According to Okupe, Nigeria is on divine wisdom through the former Anambra State Governor to recover its lost glory and be great again. He urged well-meaning Nigerians to support the LP presidential candidate for a better and greater future.
He said: “I will not argue on the authenticity of the accusations or the merit or demerit of the venomous write-up. I will rather mention here that over the years, we have all offended one another and committed acts that stoke the embers of hatred on all sides. And this is applicable to all ethnic groups, Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Southern and Northern minorities, all across the entire Nigerian communities.”
“For a fact, the whole nation went to war against a single ethnic group, the Igbos. This tribe was on the receiving end of a three-year war. We all know how devastating that war was on the Igbos, psychologically, financially, emotionally, and positional in the scheme of things in Nigeria. Those who bore the brunt of the evil of that war cannot be said to be in a loving relationship with their assailants.
“The North up till today has not forgiven the Igbo for the role of the five Majors during the 1966 coup. Also, the east holds it against the west that the late leader of the Yoruba finally dropped off from his initial support of the secession plan only to later team up with the federal government against Biafra.”
“The Yoruba on their own side hold it against Zik, the Igbo leader that he dumped Chief Awolowo to later form government with the North, led by Alhaji Balewa. Or how can we not mention the visceral pains the Yoruba feel for the annulment of MKO Abiola’s election and his subsequent demise.”
“So, it is that in our past, we all have offended, maltreated, and jeopardized the interest of one another. We have come to a point in our natural history when we must bury the pains and intrinsic hatred we feel and begin the process of healing and of forgiving one another. Going the route as copiously espoused by AG Mahmoud in his write-up is to expose the nation to an ill and foul wind that does no good to anyone or any section of the country.”
“The teaming youths who increasingly support Peter Obi are moved with the passion to rescue their lives and reset the country for a greater, brighter, and a better future which presently is being threatened by the very sentiments being propagated by AG Mahmoud. In this season and times, most Nigerians, enemies, or foes alike of Peter obi are united in the belief that he is the only one of the four leading candidates that is best suited to bring Nigeria out of its numerous present predicaments and challenges.”
p class=”p1″>“I will admonish well-meaning Nigerians, for the sake of a better and greater future that a Peter Obi’s leadership guarantees to exercise greatest restraints in the type of negative sentiments we bring up just to score political goals. Nigeria is on divine wisdom through Peter Obi to recover its lost glory and be great again. May the Almighty God show us Mercy, heal our pains and help us all to make the sacrifices we need to make to secure the future of this nation and the well-being of its teeming youthful generation.”
This article was originally published on Naija News