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Peter Obi Reacts As Northern Muslims Condemn Campaign Poster On Praying Mat

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has put out a disclaimer following a controversial campaign poster on a branded praying mat..





This came after some Northern Muslims via the microblogging platform, Twitter criticized a support group of the Labour party presidential candidate for branding a praying mat in a mosque with the politician’s photo.

According to them, it was wrong to hang anything portraying human or animal inside a mosque.

Reacting to the development, Peter Obi in a Tweet on Friday morning disowned the campaign poster, adding that it was a misguided action by his support group.

He pointed out that he will never mock any religion or ethnicity as he has a profound respect for the Muslim faith.

“THE INCLUSION OF MY PICTURE ON THE PRAYING MAT BY A SUPPORT GROUP WAS MISGUIDED, EVEN WITH THE BEST OF INTENTIONS. IT DIDN’T EMANATE FROM MY CAMPAIGN TEAM. I HAVE DEEP RESPECT FOR THE MUSLIM FAITH AND INDEED, FOR EVERY OTHER RELIGION. WE WILL NEVER MOCK ANY FAITH, ETHNICITY OR GENDER. WE ARE ONE NIGERIA. -PO,” HE WROTE.

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