Peter Obi has stated the rumors that he destroyed a Mosque in Onitsha, Anambra State and that he forced Muslims in the state to carry identity cards during his tenure as governor are unfounded.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party made this statement during an interview with Arise TV. Peter Obi said the mosque in question was destroyed under another governor and when he became governor he rebuilt it. He also said when he was governor, his aide-de-camp and the police commissioner of his state were Muslims from Kaduna State so he could not have compelled Muslims to carry identity cards or destroyed their place of worship.
About 44:15 minutes into a video shared on YouTube, Peter Obi said "I was governor of my state for 8 years and ADC who is the closest person to me is from Kano. They said I demolished a mosque in Onitsha and that I made Muslims carry ID Card; my police commissioner was from Kano and he is a Muslim, My ADC is also a Muslim and I am asking his people to carry ID Card and I was demolishing where they go to worship?
"I went to celebrate Salah with people in the Mosque in Onitsha and they said it was me who rebuilt the mosque when it was destroyed under another governor. So I built the mosque but I was being labelled as the man who demolished it. To date, no non-Muslim governor has sent more Muslims to Mecca than me".
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