By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Oseloka Obaze has taken a swipe at Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai for his use of ‘fighting words’ against the person of Peter Obi.
El-Rufai had in his recent tweeter message labelled Obi as a “tribal bigot’ saying that he (Obi) as the governor of the state, prevented him from moving around during the 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.
Obaze described the statement as regrettable adding that it goes beyond acceptable political rhetorics.
He said that no amount of partisan politics or schism can justify or legitimize such hate speech and inciting utterances.
The retired diplomat who was the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) at the time, maintained that el-Rufai’s protective custody and restriction to his hotel room in Anambra State was related to his activities in the state.
According to him, his activities were in violation of Section 129:1(c) and (k) and Section 129:2 (a) and (b) of the 2010 Electoral Act.
He said, “Under the circumstance, no responsible national or state security agency would allow a citizen, no matter how highly placed to become a scofflaw and flaw extant electoral laws.