Obi settles for Igbos as heads of campaign in Lagos, Sokoto, other states in unprecedented display of clannishness, ethnic bigotry


The Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has unveiled his presidential campaign council list with a litany of his Igbo kinsmen dominating the list with many strongly claiming such is an evidence of his motive to run an ethnic agenda.

Speculations have been widespread that Obi is a staunch supporter of the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with many claiming he intends to run a government that gives legitimacy to the group and have them dominating key political offices if he becomes president.

The Labour Party flagbearer on Wednesday heightened those speculations when he released his long-awaited presidential campaign council list with many of his Igbo kinsmen dominating the list and heading non-Igbo states.

As campaign coordinators for states like Lagos State where it would have been expected he appoints a South-West native especially in light of pontifications from his supporters that they intend to take over the state, he opted for an Igbo man, Mr. John EzeigbeUghulu intensifying the rumours of the Eastern takeover of the state.

In Sokoto state, a core Northern state, same decision was replicated as Obi went with Mr. Ifeanyi Ezeagu to head the campaign in the state.

Questions have since been asked of the motive behind such nepotistic and clannish moves from Obi especially in light of the countless IPOB agenda claims leveled against him which he is yet to publicly debunk instead have always defended them with his recent interview on Channels TV where he revealed he lives with members of the group.


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