The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi says there are numerous attempts to discredit him. He disclosed this via a tweet shared on his verified Twitter handle today.
Obi wrote, “The latest incident happened in Abuja yesterday, 17th of May 2023, at the Court of Appeal premises of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal venue, where my attention was drawn to what was going on outside the courtroom.” The former Anambra Governor revealed that he is being targeted both domestically and internationally.
Narrating his ordeal, Obi said, “A report came to me while I was seated in court that one Prince Mustapha Audu, son of the late Governor of Kogi State, held the OBIdient’s Chief Spokesman, Dr Yunusa Tanko, and some others spellbound – castigating and talking down on me, describing me as an ethnic and religious bigot. He claimed that I called him while I was in front of his office on Tuesday morning around 11 am, but suddenly cut off the phone after I spoke Igbo and he, Audu, was unable to respond.”
“According to him, Obi may have only helped to empower some businessmen strictly because they were Igbo and he wondered why Obi should aspire to lead the country if he cannot accommodate other ethnic groups.”
Obi clears himself from Audu’s accusation
Obi who met with Audu after the court proceedings said, “My brother, I did not call you, and I couldn’t have been in front of your office on Tuesday because I was not in Abuja, and not even in the country. At about the time you alleged that I called you, I was arriving in Nice in France for a meeting. By the evening of the same day, I flew to London for another meeting and in fact, had to breeze in to felicitate with my dear elder brother, Dele Momodu, on his 63rd birthday.”
He further added “I only flew into the country this morning for this court session. The young man, looking embarrassed and surprised at the same time, added that the voice of the caller and everything sounded like mine. We exchanged pleasantries and took pictures.”
Obi tagged this action as “one of the many desperate efforts to run me down and tag me as what I am not, with the intention to gain some perceived political mileage against me.”
Obi has requested that the public be cautious and not easily deceived by those impersonating him for ulterior motives.
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