In a Tuesday tweet, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has condemned the Nigerian Minister of Information, Alh Lai Mohammed for spinning up malicious and fictitious accusations against him.
The Minister who was in Washington DC to interface with foreign media on the instance of the Federal Government for the purpose of image laundering following the last February Presidential election which was marred by irregularities and political violence, accused Obi of stoking an insurrection likely to cause disturbances in the country.
But, Obi, in a series of Twitter posts, bashed Minister’s comment that he was inciting people to violence and slammed for leading such accusations.
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.