The presidential candidate of the Labour Party at the 2023 elections, Peter Obi says the treason allegation leveled against him by the Federal Government, through the minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, “is totally malicious and fictitious.”
Obi said this while reacting to an unfounded allegation of treason raised against him by the minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Mr. Mohammed, while interacting with international media organisations and think-tanks on the just concluded 2023 polls on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Washington DC had claimed that Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba Ahmed Yusuf have been inviting insurrection since they lost the February 25 presidential election.
Responding Obi said, ”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.”