The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has denied saying that he was not looking forward to running for office in 2027 or commenting on appointees of the Federal Government.
The former Anambra State governor disclosed this in a series of Twitter posts via his verified handle @PeterObi yesterday.
His words: “I have noticed with dismay, an emerging pattern where fake media reports and news items are predicated on interviews and press remarks I never granted. Two recent instances relate to my saying that I am looking forward to running for office in 2027 on a supposed Arise TV interview that never took place. The other is about my reaction to prospective appointees into the Federal Government.”
Speaking on his focus and that of the Obidient Movement, he said: “For me, I shall continue to speak on topical national issues via recognized news and media outfits. But I certainly will not concern myself with cheap distractive trolls. My focus and that of the Obidient Movement will not derail from the original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is possible.
“Our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement, but on putting the nation on the right footing and deepening our democracy by helping to elevate and empower the downtrodden in our society. That was why our messages during the electioneering campaigns were all issue-driven.”