Your claim unfounded, aimed at tarnishing my character – Peter Obi fires back at Umahi

Your claim unfounded, aimed at tarnishing my character – Peter Obi fires back at Umahi
Your claim unfounded, aimed at tarnishing my character – Peter Obi fires back at Umahi

Former presidential candidate of the Labor Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, has described the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi’s allegation against him as unfounded accusations aimed at tarnishing his character.

Obi said that claims of incitement by Umahi are baseless distractions, adding that he has always advocated for unity and advancement, refusing to take part in reactionary divisive politics.

According to him, he will continue to insist that the national resources be applied with maximum frugality.

The former Anambra State governor’s statement came as a response to Umahi’s claim that he (Obi) was inciting Igbos against the federal government.

Umahi made the statement on Wednesday while speaking during a compensation for property owners affected by the Lagos-Calabar coastal road prospect.

“When you condemn people, you bring judgment upon yourself. And that what he (Obi) has done. And I think he’s inciting some of the south east people that are not well informed. He is inciting them. And he gets them into trouble. And he doesn’t go to fight for them. Wisdom is a defense. And I want our people to have wisdom because I am involved,” the minister said.

However, in a post on his X handle on Thursday, Obi said his focus is on fostering constructive dialogue and inclusivity, rather than engaging in divisive politics.

“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 take part 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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