According to Dele Alake, media adviser to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Lloyd Ukwu, a US-based Nigerian who claims to be an executive director of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), is attempting to discredit the victory of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect. Allegedly, Ukwu held a press conference where he made disparaging comments about the credibility of the February 25 elections.
Alake has released a statement asserting that Ukwu is an “impostor” with a sinister agenda on behalf of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), who came in third in the last presidential election.
Alake states that Ukwu is attempting to fraudulently exploit the NADECO platform for Peter Obi against Asiwaju Tinubu, which is an insult to the pro-democracy activists who struggled for democracy in Nigeria, including prominent Nigerians such as late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Asiwaju Tinubu, Professor Wole Soyinka, General Alani Ipoola Akinrinade, late Commodore Dan Suleiman, late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, Chief Cornelius Adebayo, and several other pro-democracy activists in exile.
Alake reminds Ukwu and his paymasters that while Asiwaju Tinubu risked his life and resources during those challenging times, Peter Obi was either associating with the military or nowhere to be found.
Alake believes that Lloyd Ukwu is an agent of the Labour Party and Peter Obi, who were rejected by the majority of Nigerians at the February 25 polls. Alake concludes by stating that the majority of Nigerians have spoken loud and clear that Asiwaju Tinubu is their choice to lead Nigeria from May 29, 2023, and that Ukwu and his ilk cannot alter this fact.