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Peter Obi refutes Umahi’s accusations, emphasizes commitment to unity



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Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP),  Peter Obi, has described the allegation levelled against him by the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, as unfounded accusations aimed at tarnishing his character.

Obi stated that Umahi’s claims of incitement are baseless distractions, emphasizing his consistent advocacy for unity and advancement, steering clear of divisive politics.

In response to Umahi’s accusation of inciting some South-Eastern people against the federal government, Obi, in his official X handle firmly rejected the notion, asserting his commitment to fostering constructive dialogue and inclusivity.

He emphasized that his political focus remains on unity and development, refusing to engage in reactionary divisive politics.

Obi emphasized his unwavering dedication to serving with integrity and advocating for the rights and well-being of all Nigerians.

In his statement, Obi urged Nigerians to unite for a prosperous future and rejected any attempts to distort his record as a former governor for political gain.

He concluded by reaffirming his commitment to ensuring that national resources are utilized with maximum frugality.

“Regarding allegations of incitement against the government, I firmly reject these unfounded accusations aimed at tarnishing my character.

“My focus is on fostering constructive dialogue and inclusivity, rather than engaging in divisive politics. Claims of incitement are baseless distractions. I have always advocated for unity and advancement, refusing to partake in reactionary divisive politics.

“I refuse to be reduced to the level of those who wallow in ethnic politics. Worse still, I have never and can never descend so low as to base my political aspirations on any sectional or ethnic interest.

“My commitment to serving with integrity remains steadfast, and I encourage all Nigerians to unite for a prosperous future. In conclusion, I stand by my record as governor and reject any attempts to distort the narrative for political gain.

“My commitment remains unwavering: to advocate for the rights and well-being of all Nigerians, ensuring that development initiatives prioritize the needs of the people. Most importantly, I will continue to insist that our national resources be applied with maximum frugality.”


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