As Nigerians prepare to elect the nation's next Commander-in-Chief on the ballots in Saturday's general elections, a chieftain of the Labour Party, Dickson Iroegbu has come out to react to recent claims that his party's presidential candidate, Peter Gregory Obi is playing politics of religion by taking his campaign into churches in the country.
Speaking during an interview on TRUST TV's 'Daily Politics' a few hours ago, Iroegbu, who is a member of the Labour Party's Presidential Campaign Council, dismissed the claims by stating that people are only envious of Obi's unconventional style of campaigning which has never been seen before in Nigeria's political space.
Going further, the Labour Party chieftain argued that people failed to notice when Obi became the only politician that took it upon himself to visit Nigerians who were living in IDP camps as a result of insecurity and floods that swept away hundreds of thousands of homes a few months ago.
He said; "There is no law that says Obi cannot reach out to Nigerians everywhere. The critics are also not mentioning the fact that he went to IDP camps. They also didn't notice that he made himself available when floods ravaged many homes in several parts of the country. He was the only one available to reach out to these people. So, Obi is reaching out to every Nigerian.
Peter Obi has even gone as far as Mubi town in Adamawa, and other places that no presidential candidate has ever visited in northern Nigeria, my candidate has been there. Obi is engaging in an unconventional kind of campaign because every Nigerian is important. We honestly need to look beyond those parochial sentiments that have divided us as a nation."
You can watch Dickson Iroegbu's interview on Trust Tv below:
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