…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has responded to a recent report involving a retired military officer, Chinyere Obi.
The 74-year-old retired colonel called out Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, for allegedly abandoning her after she was shot by political thugs in Imo state.
Retired Officer’s Allegations
Chinyere Obi, a card-carrying member of the Labour Party, disclosed to journalists in Abuja that she was attacked due to her unwavering commitment to the party.
She expressed disappointment that neither the party nor Peter Obi had reached out to her following the incident.
Despite campaigning for the party’s presidential candidate, she claimed to have received minimal support, leading her to express regret for joining the Labour Party.
Aisha Yesufu’s Response
Upon learning about the retired officer’s allegations, Aisha Yesufu took to her Twitter handle to express her thoughts.
She sent well wishes for Chinyere Obi’s speedy recovery and acknowledged that this case might be just one among many unreported incidents of electoral violence.
However, Yesufu raised a significant question concerning the retired officer’s choice to direct her anger towards the LP and its flag bearer rather than the individuals who had sent the political thugs.
Unreported Cases of Electoral Violence
In her tweet, Aisha Yesufu speculated whether the reported incident was representative of the numerous unreported cases of electoral violence that often go unnoticed.
By highlighting the lack of awareness surrounding such incidents, she implied that the public might not fully comprehend the scale and severity of the problem.
Yesufu’s statement draws attention to the need for greater transparency and accountability in reporting electoral violence.
The Victim’s Allegiance and Anger
Aisha Yesufu further expressed her curiosity about Chinyere Obi’s changing allegiances.
She questioned the timing of the retired officer’s confidence in the “#NotMyPresidentTinubu” movement and whether it was before, during, or after the election.
Additionally, Yesufu noted the retired officer’s lack of anger towards the individuals who had sent the political thugs, whom she now claimed to support.
This led Yesufu to ponder whether Chinyere Obi’s response could be attributed to Stockholm syndrome, a psychological condition where a victim develops positive feelings towards their captors.
Aisha Yesufu’s response to the retired officer’s allegations against the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, highlights the complexities surrounding electoral violence and its aftermath.
By questioning the victim’s response and raising concerns about unreported cases, Yesufu emphasizes the importance of addressing and preventing such incidents in Nigerian politics.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn