Peter Obi has dismissed the allegation levelled against him by Senator Chimaroke Nnamani that his campaign is laced with ethnoreligious incitement.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, said contrary to Senator Nnamani’s allegations, he is the direct opposite of what the former Enugu state governor perceived him to be.
Obi said on The Cable: “I find it very shocking that you had to label me as an ethnic and religious bigot and as one who indulges in a campaign of hatred. In this instance, I like to state unequivocally that I am the direct opposite of what you said in your statement and what my campaigns have been.”
The former Anambra state governor also noted that he has always said he should not be voted on the premise of religion or ethnic sentiments but rather on the premise of capacity, track records and integrity.
The LP flagbearer challenged Senator Nnnami to show where he had ever portrayed any form of ethnoreligious incitement.
He added: “I will also like to challenge anybody including, my dear elder brother to show anywhere in my public appearance where I in any way portrayed ethnic, or religious bigotry or where I called names, even when I came to campaign in Enugu state.”