Peter Obi: Arrest, prosecute Mahdi Shehu, Ohanaeze tells FG

By AdvocateNews on 23/09/2022

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,425

• Mahdi Shehu
• Mahdi Shehu

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to arrest and prosecute Mahdi Shehu over his statement that Nigerians in the North should not vote for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.

Last week, in a video clip, Shehu, a Katsina-based activist told Northerners that a vote for Obi in the 2023 presidential election is tantamount to voting for Biafra.

While Shehu’s remarks have been greeted with backlash by Nigerians, Ohanaeze in a statement on Friday described it as “distasteful, mischievous, provocative, incendiary and capable of igniting ethno-religious tensions across the country.”

This was disclosed in the statement titled ‘2023: the likes of Mahdi Shehu should be confined’ signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Dr Alex Ogbonnia.

Ohanaeze called on the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute Shehu to serve a warning to other ethnic bigots in the country.

The statement partly read, “The attention of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a video clip that has gone viral, propagated by one Mallam Mahdi Shehu, a Katsina-based activist, to the effect that a vote to Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 general election, is a vote for Biafra.

“In the video, he also alleged that a vote for Obi is synonymous with the destruction of the North. He asked his listeners what they stand to gain by voting Obi, a southerner, etc.

“After listening to the video clip, I was shocked that such a narrow-minded ethnic bigot that holds tenaciously to the grudges of the past is still in our midst in this millennium.

“The uncivilized remarks by Mahdi Shehu are not only disingenuous but out-rightly, distasteful, mischievous, provocative, incendiary and capable of igniting ethno-religious tensions across the country.

“Persons that harbour such despicable thoughts and mindsets are the pernicious cancerous social incubus which has for long held Nigeria down.

“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on the federal government of Nigeria to arrest, prosecute and ultimately confine Mallam Mahdi Shehu in a prison to serve as a deterrent to other ethnic inflammatory chauvinists.

“If such a deep ethnic jingoism is allowed to play out in the oncoming campaigns, then the fledgling wing of the eagle may be irredeemably broken.”

Posted 23/09/2022 10:05:49 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Buhari’s first term characterised with incompetence, blame game...

COVID-19 Lockdown: FG releases 7,000 metric tonnes of...

Osun: Ekweremadu faults INEC on Inconclusive Election

Tension in NBC as Modibbo approves Radio Licenses...

Akufo-Addo wins second term as Ghana’s president

COVID-19: Christ Embassy Pastor, another arrested in Abuja...


COVID-19: Zamfara emir dies in isolation centre

Joe Biden finally certified winner of U.S. 2020...

DSS declares Sunday Igboho wanted, confirms gunning down...

#EndSARS anniversary: Police occupy Lekki toll gate, others,...

OBJ open letter: Listen to voice of reason...


Latest News EFCC arrests 12 bankers in Enugu over fraud Dangote workers shot as armed Kogi Vigilantes invade Obajana cement plant Nnamdi Kanu petitions Buhari to release him immediately Peter Obi: Igbo should be president — Falae BREAKING: Obi beats Tinubu, Atiku by 51% votes in new poll ahead 2023   Peter Obi: Arrest, prosecute Mahdi Shehu, Ohanaeze tells FG 2023: Obasanjo may support Peter Obi Edeoga: Can a pact breaker keep campaign promises? Over 13,000 APC members defect to PDP in Kaduna Umahi denies ordering police to teargas, attack Peter Obi’s supporters in Ebonyi 2023: North will vote massively for Peter Obi — Prophet El-Buba Senator Ubah: How I narrowly escaped assassins’ bullets


Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (513,100 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (513,097 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (513,096 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (513,096 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (513,096 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (513,095 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (513,094 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (513,092 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (513,092 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (504,156 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (439,247 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (437,235 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.