LP cautions ‘soothsayers’ as PDP demands probe of Supreme Court inferno
Labour Party (LP) has reacted to trending stories suggesting its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, would soon be arrested. National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said ordinarily, the stories should not deserve the attention of the party, however, LP is concerned when such stories are juxtaposed with video clips spliced from pre-election and campaign speeches, where Obi had told Nigerian youths the importance of taking back the country.
He said: “To contrive such videos as recent remarks and effort to make them look fresh is simply mischievous, if not criminal. The ploy is simply and surely aimed at orchestrating a false culpability and entrapment. We must reiterate here, for the record, Obi’s adherence and commitment to the rule of law and avowal of non-violent politics is not hidden.
“The insinuation that Obi is orchestrating violence is a figment of the imagination of the authors. Obi is not a violent man but he believes justice must reign, no matter how long it takes.
“LP, therefore, wishes to advise prophets and soothsayers, whether real or imagined, to leave Obi out of their prophecy because his faith is in Nigerians and his God; and not on imaginary fortune tellers.”
This came as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was alarmed by the fire at the Supreme Court, describing the incident as suspicious.In a statement, Spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, said PDP is “worried over the fire outbreak, especially, given heightened public apprehension of possible arsonist attack, with intent to cripple and frustrate the Supreme Court from effectively discharging its constitutional duties, especially with regard to high-profile electoral cases including the presidential election appeals pending before it.”
PDP, therefore, demanded “an immediate full-scale investigation into the fire outbreak, with the view to unraveling the circumstances or possible sabotage in the incident.”
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