Some Northern youths working below the cover of Coalition of Arewa Youths for Peace and Nationwide Improvement (CAYPND), have counseled the presidential candidate of the Labour Occasion (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, on his initiative to undertake visits to each Muslim and Christian leaders in addition to elder statesmen within the nation.
Recall that the previous Anambra State Governor had visited the founding father of Residing Religion Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, on his 61th birthday, on the church’s Canaan Land headquarters in Ogun State, the place he was mentioned to have shared his imaginative and prescient for a brand new Nigeria with the famend cleric.
Aside from the go to to Oyedepo who’s a outstanding clergy in Nigeria, data present that Obi additionally visited the chairman of the Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF) and former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, a couple of days again.
To underscore their place, the youths mentioned Obi selected to go to Oyedepo on his birthday to hunt sensible counsel from the highly effective Christian cleric, arguing that different politicians would have probably organized events, and different ceremonies, the place a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of naira would have been spent on vanities.
Talking with our reporter in Abuja on Thursday, the nationwide president of CAYPND, Alhaji Mohammed Gwadabe, mentioned that its help for the previous Anambra governor, an Igbo man, was knowledgeable by demonstrable capability to alter the course of the Nigerian nation.
He mentioned: “Aside from his deep data of the Nigerian financial system, coupled along with his shrewd administration of assets, we dare to say that Obi is a highly-detribalised Nigerian, who views the nation as one entity, with alternatives for progress in all of the states of the Federation.
“Nigeria is so divided in the mean time alongside all of the identified fault traces, and we expect that Peter Obi, the amiable presidential candidate of LP, is the reply that we have to our challenges, which embrace insecurity, youth unemployment, poverty, nepotism amongst others.
“We now have additionally been following – with eager pursuits – his ongoing consultations with each Muslim, and Christian leaders within the nation, and we make daring to say that solely a targeted, detribalised politician would embark on such salutary outings. That is extra in order that it’s occurring at a time that mutual mistrust, non secular intolerance, and different tendencies, can simply be felt and touched by Nigerians.”
He added: “It’s on report that to this point, Obi has visited amongst a number of others, the Common Overseer of the Residing Religion Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, famend scholar and chairman Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Gen Ibrahim Babangida who accorded him a heat reception.
“Even when the presidential candidate of one other occasion had mentioned that the Labour Occasion and its candidate will Labour in useless, Obi responded calmly by assuring that, ‘there may be dignity in labour.’
“We, due to this fact, enjoin Peter Obi to maintain the momentum of his consultations throughout the divides, particularly on non secular leaders of the totally different faiths, as that may proceed to endear him to his teeming supporters, who’re decided to elect him as President come February, 2023.”