Pat Utomi Breaks Silence After Being Accused of Helping Tinubu Fund Peter Obi’s Campaign
- A chieftain of the Labour Party, Professor Pat Utomi, has reacted to the claim that President-elect Bola Tinubu used him during the 2023 general election
- The political economist said the allegation is pure desperation to misrepresent his good intention
- Utomi stated this via Twitter while reacting to Labour Party's governorship candidate in Oyo State, Tawfiq Akinwale's allegation
A political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, has reacted to the claim that the President-elect used him, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to reduce the chances of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
According to SaharaReporters, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Oyo State, Tawfiq Akinwale, while speaking on a radio programme, 101.7 YES FM at Ibadan, Oyo State, alleged that Tinubu asked Utomi to step down for Peter Obi in the buildup to the 2023 general elections.
Utomi, in a subtle reaction, said the allegation was desperation to bent into disinformation about what he did for the common good of the nation.
The chieftain of the Labour Party (LP) stated this on Thursday via his Twitter handle while reacting to Akinwale's allegation.
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Akinwale, who spoke in Yoruba language, further stated that Obi received campaign funds from Utomi, whom he described as Tinubu's "son."
In a subtle reaction to Akinwale’s allegation, Utomi via @UtomiPat, wrote:
“As I watch the desperation with which past acts sown in love for the common good is unearthed and bent into disinformation regarding the present I am thankful that in the end truth is the only thing that prevails when lust for power is consumed by its own negativity. So I ignore.”
2023 Presidency: How Tinubu asked Pat Utomi to step down for Peter Obi, Labour Party Gov Candidate opens up
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tawfiq Akinwale, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Oyo state, has alleged that President-elect Bola Tinubu asked Professor Pat Utomi to step down for Peter Obi in the buildup to the 2023 general elections.
Asked how Peter Obi and his Obidient supporters got into Labour Party, Akinwale said Utomi had already secured the LP's ticket.
Tinubu is ailing, Osinbajo should have been better for APC, says Pat Utomi
In another story, Legit.ng reported that the chieftain of the Labour Party, LP, Professor Pat Utomi, stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, made a mistake by fielding an ailing person to be the flag bearer of the party come 2023 presidential election.
Utomi said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should have been the best candidate for the ruling party instead of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.