The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called for the arrest of a Katsina-based activist, Mahdi Shehu, for alleging that a vote for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is a vote for Biafra.
Shehu in a viral video had advised Christians in the North against voting for a presidential candidate of southern extraction in the forthcoming election.
According to the Katsina-born activist, a vote for a Christian Southern candidate, particularly the LP candidate will amount to a vote for Biafra, and a secessionist.
Shehu further alleged that Northerners both Christians and Muslims are being discriminated against in the South East, South West, and South-South, regardless their religion.
Reacting to the development, the national publicity secretary, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia in a statement on Friday described Shehu’s comments against the LP candidate as ‘distasteful and capable of igniting ethnoreligious tensions across the country.
Ogbonnia noted that persons with…