Peace Group Withdraws Support For Peter Obi, Urges Youths To Follow
The National Peace Movement has withdrawn its support for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over his refusal to condemn the activities of the separatist group, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-East region of the country.
The movement also urged other Nigerian youth groups to reject candidates with pro-separatist ideology.
The LP presidential candidate failed to publicly condemn the separatist group, IPOB, and its militia unit, Eastern Security Network (ESN) despite their actions.
The National Peace Movement in a statement issued in Lagos, by its National Co-Ordinator, Revd. Arome Johnson called on Nigerian youths to stop further mobilisation for the Labour Party flagbearer.
“Following his failure to weigh in on the worsening attacks on the electorate and electoral infrastructure in the South-East by IPOB and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the group called on the youths in the country to withdraw support for Obi and his party,” he said.
Coronation Street and Love Actually actor, Wyllie Longmore dies aged 82
Coronation Street and Love Actually actor, Wyllie Longmore has died at the age of 82 following a battle with cancer.
The actor passed away on Thursday, January 5, peacefully with his wife by his side.
Wyllie was best known for playing Dr. McKinnon in Corrie in the Nineties and also had roles in The Bill, Between the Lines, Casualty, Merseybeat, Waking the Dead and Cold Feet.
Wyllie’s daughter Jessica announced the news on Facebook, writing: ‘I want to share the news that my father, Wyllie Longmore passed away yesterday evening.
‘He had been living with Cancer, but passed away peacefully with my mum by his side.
‘Those of you who know me will know that I am not prone to public announcements on social media, but I know the influence my dad goes way beyond our family; so I wanted to share this news with you all.