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How Many Igbo People Has El-Rufai Work With – Peter Obi

Peter Gregory Obi is a former governor of Anambra State and a PDP presidential aspirant. He served two tenures in Anambra State as a governor. Recently, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, accused Peter Obi of being a tribal bigot.

El-Rufai alleged that Peter Obi’s policies as a governor were tribalistic. Recall that in the near past, during his regime, Peter Obi was rumoured of sending Northerners away from Anambra State.

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Thus, in an interview with Arise TV, Peter Obi answered questions on these claims. He said that there was never a time during his tenure that the Northerners in Anambra State were driven away. Obi said that Northerners are living in the state even up till now. According to him, a “suya” seller who is a Northern stays in the front of his gate in his Onitsha residence.

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In response to El-Rufai’s accusations, Peter Obi said that as a governor, he worked with six police commissioners and all of them were Northerners. As a matter of fact, he never used his power as a governor to request that any particular officer be sent to him.

However, he asked, “can El-Rufai tell us how many Igbo people he has worked with?”

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