Peter Okoye in a recent statement emphasized the importance of unity between Yorubas and Igbos, urging them to avoid any animosity towards each other.
He cited his own marriage to Omolola as an example of how such relationships can thrive. The artist also criticized politicians who exploit tribal squabbles to cover up their questionable actions.
According to the artist, it is crucial for the people to exercise wisdom and not fall prey to politicians’ attempts to stoke ethnic rivalries.
Instead, he called on Nigerians to prioritize unity and cooperation, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds. By doing so, the artist believes that Nigerians can foster a stronger and more prosperous nation, free from the divisiveness that has plagued the country for so long.
He wrote, “I am an Igbo man married to a Yoruba woman! Igbos do not hate Yorubas. Neither do Yorubas hate Igbos. Politicians are using tribes as an excuse to cover their evil. They don’t like you, whether Igbo or Yoruba. They only care about their pockets. Be wiser.”
This is coming in the wake of tribal slurs that has permeated the social media landscape, stemming from the just-concluded 2023 elections.