Our Reporter, New York
Dr. Isa Brimah, a Nigerian medical doctor based in the United States, has warned of the possibility of politicians resorting to deploying terror tactics to stop the rising popularity of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
The Moscow-born medical practitioner, who identified himself as a “Yoruba from Kwara State with Fulani ancestry,” made the remarks during an exclusive interview with the host of 90MinutesAfrica, Rudolf Okonkwo, on Sunday.
Dr. Brimah, while reacting to disparaging remarks against Peter Obi by some northern politicians said, “once they start to manipulate and play the religious and ethnic cards, I’m afraid what follows will be a resort to terrorism.
We have traveled this road many times before. They are attacking Obi because they know he is the front-runner, and that scares them. Obi’s campaign message is ‘take back your country. Everywhere he goes, whether a church, school, or mosque, the message he preaches is ‘take back your country.’ But his detractors have gotten so desperate that they are cutting clips and manipulating it. Nigerians should beware because after the manipulation fails, they may become more desperate and resort to terror tactics and start threatening people that if you continue this movement, we will kill you.”
The former presidential aspirant believes that despite the ethnic and religious attacks against the Labour Party candidate, Mr. Obi is still in a good position to win the 2023 presidential election because of the large demography of voters that supports his candidacy.
“I think it’s looking very good for Obi right now. If half of Nigerians are Christians, they should vote for him, non-fanatical Muslims will vote for him, people who just want change will vote for him, people who are tired of being killed by APC and PDP, that are tired of terrorism would vote for him, people who believe in fairness and equity that it should be the turn of the Igbo would vote for him. So we have many classes of people that will vote for the Obi-Datti ticket,” Dr. Brimah said.