Lagos-Calabar: ‘Peter Obi replies Umahi On Incitement Allegations, Calls Them Baseless Distractions

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Presidential hopeful, Peter Obi, dismissed claims of inciting the South-East against the government as unfounded in a statement released on Thursday. The Labour Party candidate addressed the accusations made by Minister David Umahi during a Lagos stakeholders’ meeting, maintaining that his focus is on constructive dialogue, not divisive politics. Obi asserted his commitment to unity and progress, rejecting any association with ethnic-driven agendas.

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In the statement, Obi refuted allegations of incitement, emphasizing his advocacy for inclusivity and national advancement. He denounced attempts to tarnish his reputation and reaffirmed his dedication to fostering unity. Criticizing the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Project, Obi highlighted concerns over its implementation and impact on affected communities. He defended his past actions as Anambra governor, asserting that his decisions prioritized existing infrastructure and livelihood preservation. Obi challenged critics to provide evidence supporting their claims, emphasizing the importance of responsible governance and resource utilization.


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Samson Gbenga Salau [Editorial Board Adviser] Gbenga Samuel Salau is a professional journalist with over 17 years experience in journalism, he is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. On completion of his youth service, he joined The Guardian as a freelance journalist and was later absorbed as a staff. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer. He served the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, as the Public Relation Officer, the same year he was appointed the News Editor of the Association of Faculty of Arts Students Press. The following session, he was made the General Editor, and a member of the 13-man University of Ibadan Students’ Union Transition Committee. As a reporter in The Guardian, in 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories, while in 2016, he won the NMMA Print Journalist of the Year, first runner-up Golden Pen Reporter of the Year and SERAs CSR Awards. Gbenga Salau loves traveling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.

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