Leave Peter alone, Obi’s media office replies Okowa
• Urges him to focus on marketing self, party
Media office of the presidential flag bearer of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has called on the presidential running mate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, to concentrate on marketing himself and his party.
The Obi-Datti office, in a signed statement, yesterday, said Okowa got it all wrong when he accused Obi of fanning embers of religion and associated sentiments.
It said by the allegation, Okowa exposed himself as grossly ignorant of the nation’s huge challenges and the reasons Nigerians are supporting the LP presidential ticket holder.
The statement notes: “Okowa’s baseless allegation is one of the many attempts at trying to label Obi as belonging to the country’s primeval politics, religion, tribe, and geography.
“First, Obi was tagged a mere social media blitz, hanging in the air without structure; he was equally labelled an Igbo and Indigenous People of Biafra irredentist and, now, Okowa, grieved by Obi’s popularity among the lay faithful, says he is fanning religious sentiments.
“The truth is that Obi is a driver of a movement whose membership and support cut across all facets of our national life. And any attempts to pigeonhole him into any sector will fail.”
It adds: “We don’t expect Okowa to join in this fantasy talks of attack dogs but use every available avenue he has to market himself and his candidate, instead of dwelling in gainsaying anything that concerns Peter Obi.
“Truth, which is glaring and known to even Okowa, is that the LP candidate is leading a movement that cannot be stopped or distracted by any side talk because it was prompted by long-standing oppression of the people, who are about to be liberated with Obi’s message of hope.
“Taking back the country and rebuilding it is a task that is almost certain, as there is no going back. The oppressors have forced the oppressed to pull the trigger and there is no going back.”