An Igbo group, Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative (OPI), flayed Obi and Atiku for heating up the polity by their utterances and actions.
Its President, Mrs Ginika Tor, advised the two opposition leaders to calm down, saying that Tinubu’s victory was divine and popular.
She advised the duo to refrain from distracting President Tinubu from delivering his “Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Tor, a member of the defunct All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, said if God had anointed Obi, he would have won the poll.
She said: ”How can you ask our president, a man that is the number one man in this country, to come out and explain his state? So, by now, a man who served eight years as a governor, you don’t know his state? He should tell us his background educationally? Is that right?
“It is an insult to Nigeria as a nation. For you to call out our President who was massively supported, elected, confirmed and validated as the President to come and stand before who? To say he’s from this state, from this country, from this region, from this locality. Does he owe us that? What the President owe us now is to take us to our destination of choice.
“So, I am disappointed. Whatever Obi does now is going to play out in the future. So, let us be cautious and let all Igbos not be misled by this press interview.”