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2027: Presidency Speaks On Distractions By Peter Obi, Obidients



2027: Presidency Speaks On Distractions By Peter Obi, Obidients

The presidency, in a fresh comment directed at Peter Obi and his followers, the Obedient Movement, revealed that despite distractions from the opposition, it will not be swayed from governance.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, made this known while defending his boss, President Bola Tinubu, during a chat aired on Mic On Podcast.

Reacting to inquiries about the potential threat posed by Peter Obi’s politics and his supporters to President Tinubu’s prospects in 2027, Onanuga said, “As of now, we are busy with governance and we don’t want our attention diverted from the focus of what the government is trying to do. We are very busy, we’re not even looking at them now.”

The presidential aide further stated that Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, has consistently continued to employ religious and ethnic sentiments in his politics.

He said, “What I know about the campaign of Obi was that for the first time in a very long while in our country, we had a candidate who was inflaming ethnic passion, and that was the way the election went at that time, he was inflaming ethnic and religious passions, bringing two dangerous things to our politics; ethnicity and religion. That was what he did, and those things were dangerous to our politics.”

When asked to compare President Tinubu to his predecessor, former President Muhammadu Buhari, Onanuga cautioned against drawing premature conclusions on their performances, citing Tinubu’s brief time in office.

He, however, said both men have their own individual differences and approaches to governance.

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