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He’s a strategist’ | ‘It’s bad optics’ — mixed reactions trail Obi’s visit to Gumi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), is currently in the news after he paid a courtesy visit to Ahmad Gumi, the Islamic cleric infamous for championing the cause of amnesty for bandits.

Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed, his running mate, visited the cleric at his residence in Kaduna state on Monday.

The duo were in the state to attend an interactive session organised by the Arewa joint committee for presidential candidates.

Obi, who shared pictures from his visit to Gumi on Twitter, has come under fire from those who felt disappointed by the move.

Below are some reactions from Twitter:

However, there are those who termed the visit as a strategic political move.

They argued that Obi is a presidential candidate who wants to unify Nigeria and as such, should not segregate anyone.

Here are some of those opinions from Twitter:

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