Why Peter Obi is silent on IPOB’s atrocities – Garba, ex-APC Presidential aspirant

Why Peter Obi is silent on IPOB’s atrocities – Garba, ex-APC Presidential aspirant

Adamu Garba, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former presidential candidate, has stated that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee, may not categorically refer to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organization out of concern that it might hurt his chances of winning the 2023 election.

Critics have charged Peter Obi of being silent regarding the actions of the outlawed group.

IPOB has remained unflinching in its bid to achieve secession of Biafra from Nigeria.

That is untrue, according to his running companion Datti Baba-Ahmed; who has publicly said that the former governor of Anambra State does not back the leading pro-Biafra movement.

Nonetheless, Garba berated the former Anambra State Governor for being quiet about the group’s atrocities.

In a tweet issued on Sunday, Garba said, “To disprove Miyetti Allah, Peter Obi should go to Arewa House, organize a media conference & categorically call IPOB as terrorist that they are, like all senior political leaders from the North called Boko Haram and Bandits as terrorist.

“Alas, he may not do that. Don’t blame them.”

Meanwhile, Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has disclosed that the opposition, which is uneasy ahead of the 2023 election, is behind calls for him to quit as minister after he was named the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential candidate’s campaign spokesperson.

The Minister made this assertion, on Sunday, August 15, 2022.

He spoke in the aftermath of growing calls for his resignation due to his role as the APC’s campaign spokesman.

Some critics had opined that it is tantamount to a clash of interests due to his ministerial appointment.

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However, Keyamo, in a statement, clarified; “My attention has been drawn to a statement by a certain CSO alleging a conflict of interest between my role as a campaign spokesperson and as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“First, without meaning to demean them, these are people fully aligned to opposition parties but disguising as CSOs. We know them. I cannot recall a single statement like this from these people throughout the PDP era when PDP ministers were fully involved in presidential campaign activities.”

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