The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has accused the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, of making false allegations against him and his running mate, Baba Datti-Ahmed.
Recall that Mohammed accused of Obi of stoking insurrection in Nigeria for losing the February 25 presidential election.
In a strongly worded response, the presidential candidate claimed that there are consistent efforts to portray him quite contrary to what he stood for and his core values.
“In the past few days, I have observed various campaigns of calumny directed at my person, with the latest being allegations attributed to the information Minister, Lai Mohammed from Washington DC.
“It is most unfortunate that these consistent efforts to portray me quite contrary to what I am, and my core values, is coming from such high quarters. Minister Lai accusing me of stoking insurrection is totally malicious and fictitious.
“I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. Those initiating these actions have increasingly used their official positions and agents to make false allegations against me.
“I am on record as always, advocating for peace and issue-based campaign and never campaigned based on ethnicity or religion. I am committed to due process, and presently seeking redress in the Court,” he said.
Peter Obi thereafter demanded that all the demarketing process against his person should stop.
“I urge those engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light. Our future generations deserve a new Nigeria, where they can live a secure and decent life like their counterparts in other climes. It is possible,” he submitted.
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