Days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on news media Bashir Ahmed, accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, he (Obi) has asked the Muslims in Nigeria to disregard anyone who claims he hates Northerners.
Obi dismissed this notion while joining Muslims in their Eid-el-Fitr celebration at the Central Mosque, Onitsha, Anambra State, on Sunday, April 23.
While presenting food items and cash gift of N500,000 to the Community, Obi explained that his visit was to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr with them as he has always done, promising to continue to support the Muslims in the state and other parts of the country.
Reiterating the need for Nigerians to love and appreciate one another, he stated that every Nigerian should be free to live and thrive in any part of the country without intimidation or harassment.
“I am a Nigerian who believes in Nigeria. My ADC when I was Governor, Idris, is a Northerner from Kano State, and he is a good man. I have never discriminated against anyone based on religion or tribe, and I will never do that. I want the whole nation to hold me accountable on this. I will never discriminate against anybody. I will continue to support you especially in areas of education, health and your worship.
Please disregard anyone who tells you that I do not like the Northerners. I love every Nigerian” Obi said