Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has come out to wave off insurrection allegations attributed to him by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information.
Obi said Lai Mohammed was painting a very false narrative about him and all he stands for. He accused Lai Mohammed of using his official position to lay false allegations against him
Obi released a statement on his Twitter page in response to allegations made by Lai Mohammed in Washington DC, in which he said Obi was guilty of treason and insurrection, by disputing the outcome of the February 25th presidential election.
Here is the statement:
It is most unfortunate that these consistent efforts to portray me quite contrary to what I am, and my core values, is coming from such high quarters. Minister Lai accusing me of stoking insurrection is totally malicious and fictitious.
I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. Those initiating these actions have increasingly used their official positions and agents to make false allegations against me.
I am on record as always, advocating for peace and issue-based campaign and never campaigned based on ethnicity or religion. I am committed to due process, and presently seeking redress in the Court.
I urge those engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light. Our future generations deserve a new Nigeria, where they can live a secure and decent life like their counterparts in other climes. It is possible. -PO