Peter Obi group slams Atiku for hinting Nigerians are ‘slaves’
A group, Peter Obi Support Network, has described Atiku as a “seven-time presidential aspirant,” who takes the Nigerian electorate for granted.
POSN made this known in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Altukry, titled, “Atiku Abubakar takes Nigerian Masses for Granted,” while reacting to the claim by the former vice president that the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, did not have the political structure needed to win the presidential poll.
“The seven-time presidential aspirant reportedly claimed that today’s most popular presidential candidate, Peter Obi, cannot win. Unfortunately, the former vice president based his entire permutation on the assumed influence of corruption promoting and vote-buying mercenaries euphemistically called political structure, and failed to consider the unassailable powers of the masses of Nigeria, who actually are the most powerful force in a democracy and the key determinants of election victory.”
“In essence, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is saying that Nigerians are some kind of slaves who cannot take a political decision on their own, except as imposed on them by their slave masters. This erroneous idea belongs to the past, and so we assure the former vice president and those of his class who hold such derogatory perceptions of Nigerians that a new Nigeria is here and Nigerians are ready to take their destiny into their own hands,” the statement added.
Similarly, several residents in Nasarawa State have declared their support for Obi.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with stakeholders of the Labour Party and leaders of various support groups for Obi on Saturday in Lafia, the state Chairman of the party, Alexander Emmanuel, said the people of the state were tired of the misrule of the All Progressives Congress-led government at the national and state levels.
Emmanuel revealed that the party, in partnership with the support groups, would hold a one-million-man march on August 6 to sensitise other residents of the state to vote for Obi and other candidates of the party in the 2023 general elections.
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