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Interim govt: Arewa elders warn Obi, Baba-Ahmed


Interim govt: Arewa elders warn Obi, Baba-Ahmed

A coalition of Arewa elders on Tuesday warned politicians, particularly Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed over what they termed “unguided” post-election political utterances.

The group’s warning was contained in a communique read after its meeting in Arewa House, Kaduna State.

The chairman of the group, Suleiman Usman Jere who read the communique, expressed worry that the LP presidential candidate and Baba-Ahmed have continued to display anti-democratic tendencies, capable of causing civil disobedience in the country.

According to the elders, such utterances were capable of triggering a repeat of the 1966 coup which, according to them, led to the killing of regional leaders.

“It is on record that Mr Peter Obi engaged in a very divisive ethnoreligious campaign during the 2023 elections and has continued to brazenly display anti-democratic tendencies, opting for civil disobedience and threats in place of constitutional means through the courts.

“We are calling on all our security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities. It amounts to treason for anybody to call for truncating our democracy by whatever guises, be it Interim National Government, let alone call for a military coup. Perpetrators must be arrested and be brought to book with immediate effect,” the group said.

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