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Peter Obi plotting fake assassination attempt on him for sympathy votes, alleges Keyamo

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
12 September 2022   |   7:57 pm
The All progressive congress (APC) presidential campaign council has accused the presidential candidate of the opposition Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi of plotting a make believe assassination attempt on his person to curry political favours.

FESTUS KEYAMO PHOTO: TWITTER/FESTUS KEYAMO

The All progressive congress (APC) presidential campaign council has accused the presidential candidate of the opposition Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi of plotting a make believe assassination attempt on his person to curry political favours.

The director media and public affairs of the council, Mr Festus Keyamo described the false and misleading posts on various social media handles of supporters of Mr. Peter Obi that the APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is withdrawing from the race on health grounds.

“This is nothing but a figment of their warped imaginations. Our candidate is strong, healthy and fit enough for the coming campaigns. The opposition will hear loud and clear from him soon,” he noted.

Keyamo called on Obi to quit the race for the exalted seat of the presidency rather than resort to stoking embers of discord among Nigerians purely to score political goals.

He noted: “We are also aware that plans are afoot by Mr. Peter Obi to fake an assassination attempt on himself and hire Labour Party boys dressed in APC caps and T-shirts to attack some Labour Party offices. It is all part of the “U.S Plan”.

“It is the first in a series of incendiary actions planned by this ill-prepared but desperate candidate.

“We call on all well-meaning Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic origins or political divides, to rise up and condemn this tactless tactics and cheap manoeuver by a desperate non-starter of a presidential candidate who has decided to resort to crude revisionism, ethnic jingoism and crass insensitivity with a view to whipping up undeserved sentiment to fuel his faltering ambition that is nothing but a flash in a pan.

“Our advice to Mr. Peter Obi is to quit the race if he has nothing more to tell Nigerians.”

The council further distanced itself from an offensive, hate-filled video made and circulated by the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, in which he accused an amorphous and non-existent “Tinubu’s Group” of spreading a Whatsapp message calling on the Yoruba not to vote for him.

The purported message, according to Mr. Obi, forewarned the Yoruba that a vote for Peter Obi would be a vote for a seaport in South/South and South/East.

“We vehemently deny the existence of any of such “Tinubu group” that made and circulated such a message. All groups supporting the APC Presidential Candidate and his running-mate have clear designations with well-known promoters,” Keyamo stressed.

“In addition, it is only messages released by the APC Presidential Campaign Council that are officially authorized and for which we take responsibility.

“We wish to state that it is obvious Mr. Peter Obi deliberately concocted that message and circulated that offensive video himself as a campaign strategy in order to come across as a victim of some kind of ethnic agenda, whereas in truth, he is the real agent provocateur of an ethnic agenda.”

The council thereby challenged Obi to reveal the source and name(s) behind that nebulous Whatsapp message.

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