- Labour Party's standard bearer, Peter Obi has denied claims that he is a member of the Pyrates Confraternity
- The confraternity is also known as the National Association of Seadogs which was founded in 1952
- A post had gone viral online where the group hailed the candidacy of Peter Obi and refer to him as one of their own
The rumors that Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi is a member of the Pyrates Confraternity have been explained.
Obi’s spokesperson, Valentine Obienyem on Monday, August 8 revealed that debunked the rumor stating that his principal has no membership or affiliations with the confraternity, TheCable reported.
Legit.ng gathered that there was a trend on social media insinuating that Peter Obi was a member of the Confraternity.
The Facebook post
A Facebook post by Fejiro Oliver was said to have sparked the trend that Obi was a member of the Pyrate group.
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The post reads:
“I have watched the trending video of the revered and worldwide adored Pyrates Confraternity video, a beloved Association that I’m proud to belong to, where they ruled out Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a candidate in our ongoing convention taking place in Lagos State.
“As customary with the fraternity to use songs to pass messages to society, towards condemning or supporting individuals, government or policies, I find this particular song in bad taste, especially with the way an uninformed member posted it on social media.
“Yes, Peter Obi is one of us, a dedicated Pyrate who has led by the tenets we were baptised with. He has always promoted the ideals of Pyracy during his days as a Governor and has contributed to the frat as a whole.”
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The post further expressed support for Peter Obi’s presidential ambition and also referred to former Vice-President Namadi Sambo as a member of the fraternity.
Legit.ng gathered that the post has since been deleted by the Facebook user who initially made .
2023: Trouble for Peter Obi, as Okowa reveals PDP's plan to take over southeast
In another development, the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed the plot to take over the southeastern part of Nigeria in the forthcoming general election.
This was made known by the vice presidential candidate of the party, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state.
According to Okowa, the party will not just win in the southeast but will have an impressive margin over Labour Party and the likes.
2023: Presidential candidate Governor Wike might work for revealed
Meanwhile, there are indications that Governor Nyesom Wike might work in favour Labour Party's candidate Peter Obi in the forthcoming elections.
A source within the PDP made this revelation stating that Wike is on the verge of replicating what Rauf Aregbesola did in Osun state.
The sources further noted that there are plans for Wike to use aggrieved members against Atiku within the PDP.