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Peter Obi trying to give Tinubu same treatment IBB gave Abiola: Bayo Onanuga

Since the ruling APC won the governorship election in Lagos last Saturday, Mr Onanuga has continued to make inciting anti-Igbo remarks.

• March 21, 2023
Bayo Onanuga
Bayo Onanuga

Bayo Onanuga has accused Peter Obi of trying to deal President-elect Bola Tinubu the same hand retired military dictator, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), dealt MKO Abiola, whose presidential election victory got annulled thirty years ago.

The media aide to the president-elect, claimed that Mr Obi’s move to challenge the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, could be viewed in the same way that the 1993 election of MKO Abiola was invalidated by IBB.

“Peter Obi of Labour Party seeks the annulment of the election of President-elect Bola Tinubu just like the military annulled MKO Abiola’s election of 12 June 1993,” tweeted Mr Onanuga on Tuesday evening in another attempt to pit Nigerians of Yoruba and Igbo descents against each other.

He, however, said Mr Tinubu and his supporters were prepared to defend his election victory asserting “Team Tinubu will certainly meet you(Obi) in court.”

Since the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won the governorship election in Lagos last Saturday, Mr Onanuga has continued to make inciting anti-Igbo remarks that threatens the long-standing peaceful co-existence between both Yorubas and Igbos.

“Let 2023 be the last time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics,” Mr Onanuga said, tweeting a photo of Peter Obi, an Igbo from Anambra State who backed Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a Yoruba from Lagos, in the Saturday’s election. “Let there be no repeat in 2027.”

Despite being condemned by his colleague, Festus Keyamo, Mr Onanuga only seemed more confident in describing Igbos as “existential threats to Yorubas.”

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