The Secretary of the Muslim Community in Anambra, Barr Mahmoud Imam, has expressed displeasure with what he described as unnecessary lies and propaganda against Obi in the politics of Nigeria.
Recall that few days ago President Buhari’s special assistant on news media Bashir Ahmed, accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, of hating Northerners.
However In his speech on behalf of others Mahmoud Imam, said Obi has remained supportive to the Muslim community from his days as the Governor of Anambra State.
He described Obi as a true and detribalized Nigerian who does not segregate against tribe, religion or ethnicity.
According to him, Obi is a man who has continued to give them support through many challenges they have been through, as people in the state.
“We follow the news, and we are not pleased with the many negative stories people tell about Obi’s relationship with the North. We here are not only close to Obi, but we have remained the consistent beneficiaries of his benevolence. So we can say, authoritatively, that the stories making the rounds online, that Peter Obi does not care for Northerners, are false.
When our mosque was burnt down, he quickly rebuilt it for us, and made it even better. During the crisis that erupted in the State in 2006, Obi ensured that no Hausa man was hurt. He gave us maximum security in the barracks. Throughout his 8 years as a Governor, he would invite us to the government house every year during Sallah celebration, eat and celebrate with us. This time around, he decided to visit and celebrate with us in the mosque.
Many of our people here, not less than 150 were sponsored by Peter Obi to Mecca for pilgrimage, over the years. We equally watched his movements during the campaign, how he toured the Northern part of Nigeria and visited places no one expected. We are happy with our relationship with him and with the North. He is a true Nigerian,” he said
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