The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party and former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi has finally opened up after the FG today, accused him of stoking an insurrection likely to cause disturbances in the country.
Obi, in a series of Twitter posts, slammed the Minister of Information, Alh Lai Mohammed for leading the accusations.
Recall the Honourable Minister had earlier today, accused Obi of inciting people to violence.
“Obi and his vice, Datti Ahmed, cannot be threatening Nigerians that if the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress is sworn in on May 29, it will be the end of democracy in Nigeria. This is treason. You cannot be inviting insurrection, and this is what they are doing.
“Obi’s statement is that of a desperate person, he is not the democrat that he claimed to be” Mohammed had stated.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the admonition in Washington DC during his official engagements with some international media organisations on the just concluded 2023 polls, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Speaking further, Obi noted that it was unfortunate that the consistent efforts to portray him as being contrary to what he is known for, is coming from such high quarters adding that Lai Mohammed’s accusations of stoking insurrection were totally malicious and fictitious.
According to Obi, “In the past few days, I have observed various campaigns of calumny directed at my person, with the latest being allegations attributed to the information Minister, Lai Mohammed from Washington DC.”
“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” Obi added.