2023 GOVERNORSHIP AND
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‘I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state’ – Peter Obi responds to Lai Mohammed on allegations of treason
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has decried the level of campaigns of calumny launched against his person in the past few days.
Stating this in a tweet personally signed by him on his verified Twitter handle, Obi wondered why the consistent efforts to portray him quite contrary to what he is “is coming from such high quarters”.
He reiterated his belief in issues based campaigns and refuted allegations of running an ethnic or religious campaign.
Th tweet reads in full: “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.
“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”.
Recall that the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had, while speaking in Washington DC during his official engagements with some international media organisations on the just concluded 2023 polls, warned Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), against inciting violence over the outcome of the presidential election.
The minister accused Obi of inciting people to violence while seeking redress in court over the outcome of the election.
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