1st July, 2022
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Dr. Peter Obi has denounced the insertion of his picture on Muslim prayer mat.
Overzealous supporters of the presidential aspirants had inserted his picture on Muslim prayer mat in support of his ambition.
But Obi in a tweet denounced the move, saying he had deep respect for the Muslim faith and for all religion.
He said the action of his supporters in doing that was misguided even with the best of intentions.
The LP presidential candidate said the act did not emanate from his campaign team as he would never mock any faith, ethnicity or gender.
He tweeted: “The inclusion of my picture on the praying mat by a support group was misguided, even with the best of intentions.
“It didn’t emanate from my campaign team. I have deep respect for the Muslim faith and indeed, for every other religion.
“We will never mock any faith, ethnicity or gender. We are one Nigeria,” Obi sad.
Obi is seeking to become the president of Nigeria in 2023 and his movement has soared, especially on social media.
If he succeeds, he will become the first Igbo man to become president of Nigeria.