- Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has slammed persons he described as the opposition
- Obi said the opposition propagate false reports and accuse him and the LP of such to create a negation feeling among Nigerian
- The Anambra former governor noted that this can not stop him from going ahead with issue-based campaigns very soon
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has reacted to claims that he and his supporters are peddlers of fake news on social media.
Obi in a tweet on Thursday, August 18, noted that this allegation is from a platform he described as the opposition.
The former Anambra governor said despite this, the LP remains resolute to embark on only issue-based campaigns.
He added that the LP will continue to resist and thwart attempts by some persons to create disaffection among voters who, according to him, want nothing less than credible leadership in 2023.
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"As we approach the official kick-off of the 2023 election campaign, it has become evident that the opposition has adopted a negative strategy of trolling and insinuating fake news and misinformation in the social media space and blaming the Labour Party its presidential candidate, and their supporters of same. We remain resolute in our commitment to an issue-based and clean campaign.
"We will also rebuff all such ploys of deceit and calumny meant to create disaffection among Nigeria's voting population, who desire credible leadership change."
Peter Obi visits Femi Kuti, reveals his mission in video
Meanwhile, Obi on Wednesday, August 17, paid a courtesy visit to Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti.
The meeting between Femi and Obi came days after the former pointed out that he is not part of the ‘Obidient’ movement.
In a viral video on Twitter, the former Anambra governor noted that his visit was in reaction to the singer's tweet in which he said the term "Obidient" cannot be applied to him.
In the brief clip, Obi said rivalry and ill-feeling are not part of the society he intends s to build if elected president in 2023.
Obi said before the 2023 general elections, his campaign will be issue-based and this what why he visited Femi for.