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Politics of Saturday, 18 March 2023


APC responds to Peter Obi's accusation after Arise TV, Channels TV interviews

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has been accused of inciting Nigerians after the February 25 elections.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused the LP candidate of making inflammatory comments since Bola Tinubu emerged as President-elect.

They made this known in a statement on Friday, March 17 after the former Anambra governor repeatedly condemned Tinubu's victory.

Bayo Onanuga, Director of Media and Publicity, APC PCC, responded to some utterances Obi made during recent interviews on television stations.

“The defeated Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi still goes around inflaming passions,” the spokesperson noted.

Onanuga said Obi has been spreading lies as if he is still campaigning for the highest office in the land, weeks after the exercise was concluded and a winner announced.

In reference to the LP flagbearer’s media rounds on Arise TV and Channels TV, Onanuga chided Obi for making “profoundly misleading, criminally false and inciting statements about the election that he lost woefully”.

The director complained that Obi derided the poll, describing it as the worst election in recent history and in one moment likened it to robbery.

Onanuga said Obi made the ridiculous claim about a stolen mandate, “echoing the position of his unthinking mob of supporters, who believe that he won the election because of some sponsored polls.

“Obi came third, not even second, losing by 2.6 million votes to Sen. Bola Tinubu, APC candidate and the President-elect, despite getting outrageously padded votes from his ethnic South-East states.”.

The statement added that the APC PCC considered Obi’s remarks on TV as prejudicial to the case he had filed and contemptuous of the court.