Tinubu’s Govt Accused of Plotting to Persecute, Silence Peter Obi

Tinubu’s Govt Accused of Plotting to Persecute, Silence Peter Obi

  • A recent interview granted by Peter Obi has got many talking on social media, especially on X (Twitter)
  • In the interview, Obi opened up on his 2023 presidential ambition and the threats he has been receiving in his quest for a better Nigeria
  • The former Anambra state governor specifically noted that he was threatened because he rejected big offers that would stop him from criticising President Tinubu's government

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election, has slammed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government with a serious allegation.

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Peter Obi, in a recent interview, disclosed he was receiving threats for speaking against Tinubu's government. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Peter Obi
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Speaking on a Twitter space interaction, Parallel Facts, Obi disclosed that he was being threatened for openly criticising the current government of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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He, however, maintained that he was unshaken and would not stop the criticism until a new Nigeria was born.

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This was made known in a post shared by an X user, @TheOfficialPOMA, on Sunday, December 17, 2023, via X (formerly Twitter).

POMA tweeted:

"HE Peter Obi hints on plans to persecute or silence him by the current government of Tinubu.
"Nigerians are watching."

How Sowore helped Peter Obi overcome impeachment plot

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Omoyele Sowore hinted that he was behind Peter Obi's emergence as the Labour Party flagbearer in the 2023 election.

While denying being obsessed with Obi, Sowore, a former presidential candidate on the African Action Congress (AAC) platform, said it is not the first time he would be helping the former governor.

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Sowore also claimed to be instrumental in the emergence of Obi as Labour Party presidential candidate, adding that he provided the document used to get the latter a spot in the party.

Labour Party denies merger talk with PDP

Also, Legit.ng reported earlier that the Labour Party dissociated itself from the alleged merger with the PDP and six other political parties against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obiora Ifoh, LP's national publicity secretary, in a statement on Saturday, December 9, seen by Legit.ng dissociated the opposition from the coalition of the concerned political parties.

LP said the report associating it with the coalition was false as it quoted one of its officials out of context, adding that it was never and would never be part of any coalition.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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