Aisha Yesufu:”The South-East are being vilified and called tribalistic because they supported Obi”

Aisha Yesufu:"The South-East are being vilified and called tribalistic because they supported Obi"

Nigerian businesswoman and political activist Aisha Somtochukwu Yesufu shared a post on her verified Twitter account. She talked about how people in the South East see the region’s political candidate support in the piece. She pointed out that Ojukwu did not have the entire support of the South East when he stood for president. Similar to this, many believed that Peter Obi would only succeed in his home state of Anambra, if he would succeed anyplace in the South East, when his campaign first began.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

However, Yesufu pointed out the double standard. When the South East region supported other presidential candidates like Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and Atiku, they were not labeled as “tribalistic.” But now that they have supported the “most competent” candidate who happens to be from their region, i.e. Peter Obi, they are being called tribalistic.

Yesufu expressed that she actually approves of this “form of tribalism” and would like to see more of it. Her post seems to defend the South East region’s right to support the candidate they believe is most qualified, regardless of regional identity.

In his words, “Ojukwu ran for President and he didn’t have the full support of the South East region.

Even at the beginning of Peter Obi’s campaign many swore that the South East region will not even support him. He was pegged to win only Anambra if any.

Now the people of South East are being vilified and called tribalistic because they supported Peter Obi.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>