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General News of Tuesday, 6 September 2022


2023: A structureless, social media candidate is now their headache - Peter Obi to Tinubu’s camp

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A response have been given for clarification after allegations by the All Progressive Congress (APC) that the United States trip of the standard of the Labour Party, Peter Obi was aimed at raising funds for his campaign in the forthcoming elections.

A report by the Daily Independent newspaper revealed that these allegations were levelled against Peter Obi by Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla an APC stalwart and a strong supporter of Bola Tinubu.

They accused Peter Obi of using his United States trip to raise money for his campaign.

In a statement issued on Sunday, September 4, 2022, the Obi-Datti Media Office debunked the allegations.

The office explained that there is no such rather Peter Obi and his running mate were on tour creating awareness to Nigerians about their agenda to build a new and sustainable country.

“The Obi-Datti Media Office attention has been drawn to the desolate and baseless allegation by a support group of Tinubu-Shettima calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, and his running mate, Ahmed Baba Datti, from the 2023 presidential election for allegedly violating a section of Electoral Act on Election funding.

“All of a sudden, the structure-less and social media candidates are now the headache of the ruling party that they now had to fabricate and imagine things they want the electoral Commission to act on," parts of the statement read.

The statement further stated that, Obi and his running mate were “knowledgeable duos” that are capable of making Nigeria great again.

The statement says: “Obi and his running mate are knowledgeable duos who know the law and operate within it and who became what they are financially, politically, and socially doing legitimate businesses. They have no bullion van history of questionable wealth and are ready and willing to be scrutinised.

“Just as Obi and Datti’s backgrounds and antecedents are verifiable, so also are their sources of income before and now unambiguous and auditable.”


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