Obi Replies Tinubu, Says Its “Wickedness” To Link Fake News To His Supporters
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has responded to the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s presidential election, Bola Tinubu, over the call made by the latter’s campaign organization for Obi to caution his supporters against spreading false information.
Obi, in an announcement signed by his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, said it is wrong to link his supporters to fake reports about Tinubu, insisting that publications from the party are always properly signed and spelled out.
He emphasized the need for all Nigerians to desist from spreading lies, malice, and accusing falsely other candidates.
Obi added that he is aware of the agitations in different parts of the country and has revealed plans to stop it as well as bring everyone together as one happy family once he is elected president.
The statement read in part: “On the alleged fake letter from the President of Ghana and the alleged request of 50 billion nairas (>50bn) monthly payment, Obi was not bothered about their authenticity, it was wickedness to link them to his supporters, any publication from Obi’s group was always properly signed and the place it was coming from very clearly spelled out.
“We know that things are not well in Nigeria. We know of the agitations in different parts of the country, our principal has always said what he would do with such organizations to stop their agitation and bring them back to Nigeria as one happy family. Rather than others say what they will do, they are here creating more problems by trying vainly and wickedly to link their fellow contestants to some of those organizations.
“He expressed happiness that Nigerians knew the truth and that such strategies used to deceive them would no longer work.”