A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a media entrepreneur, and an event-profiled global enterprise communicator, Mrs. Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi, has finally cleared the air about the statement she made before introducing the Labour Party presidential candidate at the Experience 17 conference.
Recall that at Experience 17, Mrs. Dayo, while introducing Peter Obi, said, “It’s political, not personal, today, presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi.” However, her style of introducing him generated reactions online, as people slammed her for saying it was political.
As regards this, she told Peter Obi, during the service, that many people had blasted her online as they did not understand what she meant by “It’s political, not personal.” She added that she made the statement because she has her own principal that she is obedient to.
According to her, “I think it’s important that we clarify some things here.” Uncle Peter Obi, I just want them to understand that last week we had a comment that made me the national tweet. You and I understand that it’s not personal; it’s just political. We have a handshake that extends beyond politics. I have a position I’m standing in. I have a principal too, to whom I’m obedient. For all of you that are obedient to him, celebrate him; for me, I salute my own. While I celebrate your eminence, I also celebrate mine. Why? “”Because it’s not personal, it’s political.”