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General News of Friday, 10 March 2023


Peter Obi’s U.S. agent impersonating NADECO to discredit Tinubu - Dele Alake

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Peter Obi Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Peter Obi

Dele Alake, President-elect Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser, says Peter Obi’s U.S. agent Lloyd Ukwu is impersonating NADECO to discredit Tinubu’s victory at the February 25 presidential poll.

Ukwu claims to be the executive director of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), according to Alake in a statement on Thursday, while reacting to a report that Mr Ukwu planned to organise a press conference to disparage and cast aspersions on the credibility of the February 25 poll.

“It must be stated emphatically and without any ambiguity that Ukwu is an impostor, hell-bent on hoodwinking unsuspecting Nigerians in the diaspora and the international community,” Alake said.

Alake alleged that Ukwu aimed to further a sinister agenda on behalf of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Obi, who came third in the election.

He said Mr Ukwu’s fraudulent attempt to exploit the NADECO platform for Mr Peter Obi against Mr Tinubu was laughable and a grave insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians.

However, Alake admitted that Ukwu was “very peripheral to this group of eminent statesmen and illustrious Nigerians who bore the pain and peril of exile so that Nigeria could be free from the jackboot of the military dictatorship of the late Gen Sani Abacha.”

“In trying to robe himself in an unbefitting garb, Ukwu’s desperation to confer credibility on his mission by using NADECO name is bound to hit a dead-end and ignominy,” the statement explained.

"To hide under the name of NADECO to deceive the international media and interest groups is an act that should be condemned by right-thinking people.”

It added, “Majority of Nigerians have spoken loud and clear that Tinubu is their choice to lead Nigeria from May 29, 2023. There is absolutely nothing Ukwu and his ilk can do to change this fact of history.”