The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi has averred that politicians and the elites are behind the use of ethnic bigotry to divide Nigerians.
The former governor of Anambra State made this known on Saturday, July 29, during the #PeterObiOnParallelFacts Twitter Space forum organised by The Parallel Facts.
According to him, unifying Nigeria is not difficult as it requires sacrifice and doing the right thing.
Obi claimed that politicians use ethnicity to divide the Nigerian citizens because they cannot compete in terms of character, competence and other criteria.
He said: “In terms of unifying Nigeria, it’s not a difficult thing; it is a question of sacrifice; it’s a question of doing the right thing; Nigerians are united. It is the politicians and the elites in Nigeria that are divided.
“And they deliberately did it so because the more divided we are, the better for them. It is because they cannot compete in terms of character, competence and other competitive criteria, they want to now compete by dividing us.”
Obi reiterated that Nigerians are one united people, and if given the opportunity, he would tour the country to sensitise Nigerians on the essence of unity in diversity.
He also urged Nigerians and his supporters to remain calm amidst all the provocations targeted at them, adding they would not pull Nigeria down if anything happen.
He said: “We will remain calm no matter what they do to us…we’re not going to pull Nigeria down even if anything happens.
“We will remain calm, we will do the right thing. I urge all of you to always remember, we have no other country except this one. We will build it for our children.”