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.