Ifeanyi Okowa's campaign for president of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to focus on promoting himself and his party by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Okowa made a mistake when he charged Obi with stoking the flames of religion and related sentiments, according to an official statement released by the Obi-Datti office Wednesday.
According to the claim, Okowa showed himself to be blatantly uninformed of the country's enormous problems and the factors influencing Nigerians' support for the LP presidential ticket candidate.
"Okowa's flimsy charge is one of several attempts to try to characterize Obi as belonging to the country's primitive politics, religion, tribe, and geography," the statement said.
"At first, Obi was dismissed as little more than a social media flurry, floating around aimlessly; he was also called an Igbo and an Indigenous People of Biafra irredentist. Now, Okowa, upset by Obi's support from the lay devout, claims he is inflaming religious feelings.
The fact is that Obi is the leader of a movement whose support and membership span all aspect of our country's life. And all efforts to categorize him into any industry will fail.
"We don't expect Okowa to partake in these fanciful discussions of attack dogs," the statement continues, "but instead of focusing on belittling anything that has to do with Peter Obi, he should utilize every opportunity at his disposal to advertise himself and his candidacy.
The LP candidate is leading a movement that cannot be halted or diverted by any side discussion since it was sparked by long-standing tyranny of the people, who are going to be freed with Obi's message of hope, according to the truth, which is obvious and known even to Okowa.
"Since there is no turning back, taking back the nation and restoring it is a mission that is nearly guaranteed. There is no turning back now that the downtrodden have been made to fire the gun.