BREAKING: Keyamo in Trouble for Saying Peter Obi Planning Assassination Attempt

BREAKING: Keyamo in Trouble for Saying Peter Obi Planning Assassination Attempt

  • Festus Keyamo has been blasted by some Nigerians on social media over his comment on Peter Obi
  • Keyamo has claimed that Peter Obi is planning to orchestrate a fake assassination attempt to gain sympathy
  • He said this in reaction to a viral video in which Obi was seen mocking APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu

Some Nigerians on social media are really angry with Festus Keyamo over his allegation against Peter Obi.

Recall that Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, had earlier claimed that Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), is planning a “fake assassination attempt”.

Festus Keyamo blasted by some Nigerians on social media
Some Nigerians on social media are blasting Festus Keyamo over his comment on Peter Obi. Photo credit: Festus keyamo
Source: Twitter

Keyamo said this in a statement issued on Monday, in reaction to a viral video clip showing Obi reading a message which claimed south-westerners were asked not to vote for him.

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He also alleged that Obi is planning to “hire” supporters to wear APC-branded outfits to stage attacks on LP offices.

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He said:

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

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The camp of Labour Party presidential, Peter Obi has debunked reports that the former Anambra state governor was attacked.

Peter Obi's spokesperson, Valentine Obienyem made this known via a statement issued to the press on Monday, September 12.

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As contained in the statement, Obienyem branded the report as fake news noting that it was instigated by the spokesperson of the presidential campaign of the APC, Mr. Festus Keyamo.

2023: Why Peter Obi cannot be disqualified but can be jailed

Meanwhile, there has been a recent call from a group for INEC to disqualify Peter Obi, over proposed N100bn campaign funds.

The proposed budget is outrageously above the N50bn maximum expenses the Electoral Act 2022 stipulated for a presidential candidate to spend.

However, the constitution did not recommend disqualification of presidential candidates for spending beyond the stipulated expenses but either paying a fine or being jailed.


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