May God Help Nigeria - Peter Obi Expresses Sadness

Peter Obi Criticizes Lagos State Government Over Alleged Deportation of Osun Residents.


The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has publicly condemned the alleged deportation of Osun indigenes from Lagos State. Obi’s criticism comes in the wake of reports that Osun residents were removed from various locations across Lagos, including Ajah, TBS, and Lagos Island.

According to reports, the Lagos State government carried out the deportation of Osun indigenes, causing uproar and raising concerns about the rights and freedoms of Nigerian citizens. In response, Obi took to his X handle (formerly Twitter) to express his shock and dismay at the situation, which he sees as a severe violation of citizens’ rights.

“I am deeply saddened and shocked by the recent reports of the deportation of citizens mostly of Osun State origin by Lagos State authorities,” Obi wrote. “This is not merely a concern for Osun State but for all Nigerians who uphold the principles of unity, fairness, and justice.”

Obi emphasized that every Nigerian, regardless of their state of origin or place of residence, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. He expressed his strong opposition to any form of discrimination, injustice, or violation of citizens’ rights and warned of the far-reaching consequences such actions could have on national unity and development.

“As a pan-Nigerian advocate, I vehemently oppose any form of discrimination, injustice, or violation of our citizens’ rights,” he stated. “Our constitution guarantees every Nigerian citizen the right to reside and find livelihood in any and every part of the federation.”

Obi called on all Nigerians to remain calm and vigilant as the investigation into the alleged deportation proceeds. In the meantime, he urged the people of Osun to trust that security agencies in the state are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety and well-being of the deported youths.

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The statement by Peter Obi underscores the need for unity and justice in Nigeria and highlights his vision of a country where every citizen is accorded dignity and respect, regardless of their background or place of residence.

In the wake of these developments, the governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, announced an immediate investigation into the alleged deportation of Osun residents from Lagos. Governor Adeleke also engaged Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who expressed shock at the reports and promised to take prompt action.

Governor Adeleke urged his constituents to remain calm while the security agencies conduct surveillance and investigation to address the situation. Together, these developments emphasize the necessity of upholding the fundamental rights of all Nigerian citizens and fostering a sense of unity and respect across the nation.

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