The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has accused Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate for the 2023 election of spreading ethnic hatred and instigating tribal sentiments in order to gain an undue advantage ahead of next year’s poll.
Obi said that he has been told several times that “these people are going to kill me”.
Reacting, the ruling party in a statement on Monday afternoon by the Director of Media and Public Affairs and Official Spokesperson for the APC Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, who is also the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said Obi’s claim was concocted.
The statement reads: ” Our attention has been drawn to an offensive, hate-filled video made and circulated by the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, in which he accused an amorphous and non-existent “Tinubu’s Group” of spreading a Whatsapp message calling on the Yoruba not to vote for him. The purported message, according to Mr. Obi, forewarned the Yoruba that a vote for Peter Obi would be a vote for a seaport in South/South and South/East”.