Peter Obi Faces Criticism Over Remarks on US Secretary of State’s Phone Call to Tinubu

Peter Obi Faces Criticism Over Remarks on US Secretary of State’s Phone Call to Tinubu

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.

Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has faced backlash following his comments on the phone conversation between United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, and President-elect Bola Tinubu.

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Blinken had expressed the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthening ties with Nigeria and highlighted the importance of inclusive leadership and economic reforms during the call.

Obi’s Statement and Lack of Clarity:

In response to the phone call, Peter Obi issued a statement on his official Twitter handle, expressing concern over the lack of clarity regarding the basis of Blinken’s call to Tinubu.

Obi argued that the United States should have awaited the resolution of ongoing judicial processes before implicitly conferring legitimacy on Tinubu’s victory.

He also cautioned against the perception of the United States taking sides in Nigerian political developments.

Criticism and Reactions:

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters of Tinubu criticized Peter Obi for his statement.

Some individuals took to the comment section to berate the former Governor of Anambra State for his remarks, questioning his moral authority and mocking his political standing.

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Mixed Reactions on Social Media:

Social media users expressed diverse opinions in response to Obi’s statement.

Some criticized his alleged association with a person who was removed from office by a court ruling and labeled him a hypocrite.

Others mocked his electoral performance, while a few defended him and urged him to rest from political engagements.

Conclusion:

Peter Obi’s comments on the phone call between Anthony Blinken and Bola Tinubu have ignited criticism from APC members and Tinubu’s supporters.

The response on social media varied, with some deriding Obi’s political standing and others defending his right to express his views.

The incident highlights the political tensions and differing perspectives surrounding the Nigerian political landscape.

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About the Author:

Joseph Benjamin is an experienced journalist with a successful career spanning over 18 years. He has made a name for himself in the industry through his insightful and engaging reporting, and his dedication to delivering accurate and unbiased news. Joseph’s years of experience have equipped him with a keen understanding of the media landscape, and he has become a trusted voice in his field. His writing style is characterized by its clarity, precision, and attention to detail, making his articles a pleasure to read. Joseph is a dedicated professional who is committed to providing his readers with the most up-to-date and relevant news and information. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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