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PDP’s Jandor, accuses Lagos gov’t of complicity in attack on LP supporters.

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos, Adediran Olajide aka Jandor, has accused the state government of complicity in the attack on the Labour Party supporters in the state.

Suspected hoodlums had earlier on Saturday attacked the LP supporters with machetes and other weapons as they were trying to make their way to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos Island, venue of the party’s presidential campaign rally in the state.

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In videos and images seen on social media, some LP supporters were seen with bruises alongside vandalized vehicles.

The LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had since condemned the attack and charged the security agencies to fish out perpetrators of the act.

Jandor, who reacted to the development on his Twitter handle, described the attack as undemocratic and unacceptable.

The PDP candidate demanded a thorough investigation of the incident.

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He wrote: “The attack on Labour party supporters in Lagos today by suspected APC thugs is unacceptable and goes against the very essence of what a democratic society should stand for.

“We must continue to raise our voices and demand an end to this kind of behaviour. Political ideologies may differ, but violence has no place in our society. We deserve better!

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“This type of violence is what we witnessed in most parts of local government areas visited during our ward-to-ward tour and to date, nothing has been done to curtail it or bring perpetrators to book.

“This shows that the present government is an accomplice to this behaviour because it favours their agenda to spread fear in the hearts of the people.

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“It was our expectation that the outgoing Chief Security Officer of the state would publicly condemn this attack and investigate these acts of violence, rather he chose to express his lack of capacity by alluding to security issues as excuse to avoiding public debate.

“Even more troubling were the attempts to intimidate residents of the LGAs we were visiting. Residents were instructed not to receive our campaign team and threatened with further violence if they disobeyed.



“They can deny all they want that they do not feel threatened by the awakening of people who demand a better life but the facts are clear, this is the end of their dynasty of hardship and terror. We will break Lagos free this year 2023.”

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2023: Obi fumes over attack on his supporters in Lagos rally

The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has reacted to the recent violent attacks on his supporters by suspected thugs in Lagos State.

Obi condemned every form of violence and political thuggery and the incessant attacks on his ‘Obedient’ supporters.

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His statement was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

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Obi called on the security forces nationwide to protect those exercising their fundamental rights of free speech and assembly.

He said, “As we go into the final stretch for the 2023 elections, I call on all Nigerians regardless of political affiliation or tendency, to eschew violence. I condemn any form of violence and political thuggery; and especially the incessant attacks on my Obedient supporters.



“I call on the security forces nationwide to protect those exercising their fundamental rights of free speech and assembly. Our civic space must not shrink further.”

David Hundeyin lashes Seun Kuti, PSquare in fight over Peter Obi.

The social media war between Afrobeats star, Seun Kuti, and hiphop crooner, Peter Okoye of the PSquare fame seems not to have an end in sight soon as different manner of people from entertainers, celebrities and social media influencers have taken up different positions.

The latest to join in the fray is Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, who took to his verified Twitter account, @David@Hundeyin on Thursday afternoon to admonish both warring parties, urging them to let sleeping dogs lie.

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In one of the tweets, the controversial journalist wrote:

“Smoking igbo is not a personality trait, neither is it a revolutionary behaviour. Weed doesn’t make you a wise sage or a genius.

“Fela was a genius in spite of smoking weed, not because of doing so. Weed is only a moderately addictive psychotropic substance and nothing more.”

Read also: Tinubu was involved in drug trafficking –Hundeyin insists.

In a second tweet apparently aimed at the Okoyes who had performed for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) prior to the 2015 election, he said:

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“Also, anyone who enthusiastically supported Buhari in 2015 and still imagines that they have the same influence or social cachet that they had at this time 8 years ago is living in cloud cuckoo land.

“Wake up, go outside, and touch grass, my dear. You’re not that guy anymore.”

In a final tweet which he seemed to direct at Seun, Hundeyin said:

“Peter Obi has already crossed the rubicon, so all this “they’re all the same” and “none of them is a saint” talk is a waste of Seun Kuti‘s time.



“It has zero impact at this point except to piss people off. The time for all this chat was like a year ago. Far too late now.”

David Hundeyin lashes Seun Kuti, PSquare in fight over Peter Obi.

The social media war between Afrobeats star, Seun Kuti, and hiphop crooner, Peter Okoye of the PSquare fame seems not to have an end in sight soon as different manner of people from entertainers, celebrities and social media influencers have taken up different positions.

The latest to join in the fray is Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, who took to his verified Twitter account, @David@Hundeyin on Thursday afternoon to admonish both warring parties, urging them to let sleeping dogs lie.

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In one of the tweets, the controversial journalist wrote:

“Smoking igbo is not a personality trait, neither is it a revolutionary behaviour. Weed doesn’t make you a wise sage or a genius.

“Fela was a genius in spite of smoking weed, not because of doing so. Weed is only a moderately addictive psychotropic substance and nothing more.”

Read also: Tinubu was involved in drug trafficking –Hundeyin insists.

In a second tweet apparently aimed at the Okoyes who had performed for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) prior to the 2015 election, he said:

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“Also, anyone who enthusiastically supported Buhari in 2015 and still imagines that they have the same influence or social cachet that they had at this time 8 years ago is living in cloud cuckoo land.

“Wake up, go outside, and touch grass, my dear. You’re not that guy anymore.”

In a final tweet which he seemed to direct at Seun, Hundeyin said:

“Peter Obi has already crossed the rubicon, so all this “they’re all the same” and “none of them is a saint” talk is a waste of Seun Kuti‘s time.



“It has zero impact at this point except to piss people off. The time for all this chat was like a year ago. Far too late now.”

Portable dares Psquare to revive ‘dead career’ as fight over Peter Obi gets dirtier. (Video)

Zazu Zeh crooner, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable, has thrown his weight behind Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, in his ongoing war of words with Peter Okoye of the PSquare fame.

The problem started when Kuti described the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as an opportunist with nothing to offer Nigerians in a post on Wednesday. Watch Video Here

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The post immediately led to a messy war of words with Peter Okoye, who is a major supporter of the former Anambra State governor.

The other half of the PSquare music dynasty quickly fired a salvo at Kuti on his Twitter handle. Watch Video Here

He wrote: “Dude just erased his father’s history. You said only the people of Nigeria can save Nigeria. Is PO and the rest candidates, not Nigerian people? Shame! Shame! Shame!!!”

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As the social media war raged on with many celebrities weighing in, Portable jumped into the matter in his usual controversial manner and threw his weight behind Kuti.

He blasted Peter for daring to insult the Anikulapo-Kuti family name. Watch Video Here



In a video he posted on his official Instagram page, Portable challenged Peter and his brother, Paul, to revive their dead career

INEC probes endorsement of post criticising Peter Obi on Twitter.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced an investigation into the circumstances that led to the endorsement of a post that criticised the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on its Twitter handle.

An unknown person on INEC’s official Twitter account – @inecnigeria, had clicked “like” on a post in which Seun Kuti, the son of late afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, criticised the LP candidate.

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Kuti had in an interview with an online platform, Mic On Podcast hosted by Channels Television’s Seun Okinbaloye described the former Anambra State governor as an opportunist that can’t deliver Nigeria.

The commission had come under fire following the incident with many accusing it of partisanship.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, INEC reassured Nigerians of its neutrality in the election and promised to deal with anyone behind the act.

The commission has already unliked the post.

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The statement read: “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to a post on its Twitter handle, liking a post relating to one of the 18 presidential candidates.

“The Commission is an independent electoral body and does not have a preference for any candidate or political party. The Commission assures all Nigerians of its neutrality and will conduct a general election that is free and fair to all. The allegiance of the Commission is to the people of Nigeria.



“In the meantime, the Commission is investigating the circumstances that led to the liking of the said post and will take appropriate disciplinary actions if an infraction is established.”

2023: Sack me if I fail to perform – Peter Obi to Nigerians.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has given a reason Nigerians should sack him if elected president in the upcoming presidential election.

Obi said Nigerians should sack him and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, if they take the country in the wrong direction.

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Speaking at the Support Group Conveners Conference in Abuja, Obi cautioned against voting for politicians who impoverished 95 million Nigerians.

To this end, Obi urged Nigerians to reject the old political order that brought about poverty and debt.

He urged Nigerians to take ownership of the country from the old political order.

He assured Nigerians of his commitment to the New Nigeria Project, stressing that “This is your project.”

Obi enjoined Nigerians to demand accountability from public officeholders to stem the tide of corruption.

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Stressing that “We can make Nigeria work,” Obi said: “Myself and my running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, As drivers whose duty will be to take Nigeria to a destination of peace, unity and progress if elected as president and vice-president respectively in the coming February, 25th general elections, ‘sack’ me and my running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed whenever we are found to be taking Nigerians in the opposite direction.”

He decried the high poverty rate in the country, insisting that Nigeria had no reason to be counted among the poor nations of the world.



“All our country has produced in the last ten years is poverty. In 2012, the number of Nigerians who are poor was about 65 million. Today, it is about 95 million. And those who caused it are asking to be given more years. To do what?” He asked.

2023: Labour Party campaign director, others dump Peter Obi for Atiku.

A Director of the Labour Party presidential campaign council in Bauchi State, Alhassan Bawu, on January 31 dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Bawu, who addressed journalists at a media briefing in Bauchi, said all the LP leaders, including the zonal and national officers in the North-East, had joined the PDP to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 25 election.



He said: “Without an iota of doubt, we believe the LP is not strong enough to win a single seat in the North-East.
“We are officially declaring that all the North-East executives of the Labour Party are defecting to PDP to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“We don’t want to waste our votes, and we want to use this time to mobilise votes to who has the capacity to win the election.”

LP alleges plot to blackmail Obi with fake video.

The Obi-Datti presidential campaign organisation on Monday raised an alarm over alleged plots by an unnamed political party to blackmail the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, with a fake video documentary ahead of this month’s elections.

In a statement issued by its Head of Media, Diran Onifade, the council alleged that the party in connivance with a presidential aide has concluded plans to launch the multi-million-naira documentary titled: “Killer Punch,” to spreading lies about Obi.

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It described the plot as an exercise in futility.

The statement read: “Having failed in all their plans to win the February 25 election, and seeing their campaign derailing on all fronts, an opposition party, its spokesperson and a presidential media aide are set to release a video they term ‘Killer Punch’.

“Already, they have been releasing snippets of the documentary on social media, without getting any attention, as people already know about their desperation to drag down Obi, who they rightly know, is far ahead.

“These documentaries of lies and falsehood, which they have fabricated to portray Mr. Obi as a drug peddler, killer and sexual pervert among other innuendos in their fertile imagination.

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“We will continue to be amused over the desperation to search for faults on the presidential front runner, and their apparent frustration, of not finding any.

“But as Election Day draws nearer, and the reality of their impending defeat heightens, their anger and frustration are also on the rise.”



“We at the Obi-Datti Media Campaign Office have all the details of their machinations, including some anti-Obi persons, already contacted for a role in the so-called ‘Killer Punch’ documentary’, and also the release of N500m for this failed smear campaign.”

‘Peter Obi may be the third force but he is struggling’ – PDP’s Dele Momodu.

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dele Momodu, believes that though the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi may be seen as an emerging third force in Nigerian politics, the former Anambra State governor is struggling to make any impact.

Momodu who made the assertion on Tuesday on a Channels Television’s special election programme, “The 2023 Verdict”, acknowledged that Obi does not have the national appeal to sway voters in every part of the country.

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Momodu noted that Obi, though popular on social media, is “struggling because a presidential race is not a marathon and takes time to build bridges.”

“Usually, in many countries, you have two mainstream political parties and candidates,” Momodu, himself a former presidential aspirant, said.

“In the case of Nigeria, now we seem to have a third force, the fourth force is not doing much. And who are the leading candidates? Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Lagos and Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State,” Momodu said.

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“I’m a democrat, I will not disparage anybody. He, Obi, is a third force but how forceful is that third force is the question,” he said in answer to a question on the chances of the LP flag bearer.

According to the veteran journalist turned politician, the only presidential candidate with such a national appeal is Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and the only one who has what it takes to reposition the country.



“If Peter Obi is struggling, then the number four would have to struggle more. He is definitely struggling. A presidential race is a marathon; it is a long-distance race, it takes time to build up,” he said.

Obi Raises Alarm Over Blackmail Plot With Fake Videos.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has raised an alarm over plots to blackmail him with fake videos dubbed ‘killer punch’ documentary.

He said this in a statement on Monday in a statement via the Head of Media Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Diran Onifade.

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According to him, the Obi-Datti Media office is aware of the new focus of the faltering presidential campaign of opponents, which is the planned launch of a multi-million-naira media campaign, dubbed ‘Killer Punch’, aimed at spreading lies about the LP presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.

The LP claimed, “Having failed in all their plans to win the February 25 election, and seeing their campaign derailing on all fronts, an opposition party, its spokesperson and a presidential media aide are set to release a video they term ‘Killer Punch’.

“Already, they have been releasing snippets of the documentary on social media, without getting any attention, as people already know about their desperation to drag down Obi, who they rightly know, is far ahead.

“These documentaries of lies and falsehood, which they have fabricated to portray Mr Obi as a drug peddler, killer and sexual pervert among other innuendos in their fertile imagination.”

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He also said that the Obi-Datti Media Office is aware, that they are a product of a strategy session between the opposition and selected members of his media team, where he accused his media handlers of not ‘punching to knock out’ and not doing enough, to halt Obi’s unprecedented progress and therefore demanded more wild propaganda from them, against his opponents, especially Obi, with the objective of throwing anything at them to win, regardless of ethics or morality.

He said, “We will continue to be amused over the desperation, to search for faults on the Presidential front runner, and their apparent frustration, of not finding any. But as election day draws nearer, and the reality of their impending defeat heightens, their anger and frustration, are also on the rise.



“We at the Obi-Datti Media Campaign Office have all the details of their machinations, including some anti-Obi persons, already contacted for a role in the so-called ‘Killer Punch’ documentary’, and also the release of N500m for this failed smear campaign.”

2023: Obi replies el-Rufai on ‘Nollywood actor’ comment.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has reacted to the statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, that he should focus on Nollywood instead of running for presidency.

The former Anambra State Governor said he would work hard to improve on the Nollywood industry.

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Obi gave the reply on Sunday while featuring on Arise Television’s Sunday Show Program.

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El-Rufai also claimed that Obi wouldn’t score more than 1% in Sokoto and 2% in Katsina States, respectively.

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However, Obi said he would focus on the Nollywood if elected president, calling on Nigerian actors to support him since El-Rufai had tagged him as one.

He said, “I thank El Rufai for what he said, at least he gave me some percentages; I’ll work hard to improve on that. The Entertainment Industry is one of the engines that will develop us as a Nation, I’ll focus on that and Nollywood.



“And since he said I’m an actor, I’m calling on all those in the entertainment industry, including Nollywood, to support me.”

Obi: Naira redesign will bring economic, social benefits.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has said the current pain and inconvenience created by redesigning the Naira would bring significant long-term economic and social benefits.

Obi also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and commercial banks to speed up efforts to make the new Naira notes available to small depositors and unbanked Nigerians.

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He said this is to help reduce the pains of Nigerians, especially those living in rural communities.

The former Anambra State governor made the statement on Sunday in a post via his verified Twitter handle.

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Many have called for the extension of the deadline for the swap of the old Naira notes with the new notes by the apex bank, but the CBN insisted on the February 10 deadline it had set.

Obi called for an improvement to be made in the distribution of the new Naira notes, while urging that Nigerians bear with the Federal Government and the CBN.

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He wrote, “The currency redesign is not peculiar to Nigeria. It is an exercise that comes with some inconvenience and pain, but it has significant long-term economic and social benefits.

“Even though there are improvements that can be made, I urge Nigerians to bear with the CBN and Federal Government with the hope that the general populace and Nigeria will harvest the gains that will come with the reforms.


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“We equally implore the CBN and the banks to expedite efforts to make the new currency available to small depositors and the unbanked in order to reduce the pains of my fellow Nigerians, especially the underprivileged and those living far away from banks in the rural areas.”

Peter Obi: Your statement very offensive, stop denigrating Nollywood actors – AGN slams el-Rufai.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has hit out at Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, over his recent interview on TVC.

El-Rufai had described Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), as a Nollywood actor.

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He also dismissed Obi’s popularity, saying the former Anambra State governor would only get votes in the South-East and some parts of South-South.

Reacting, AGN, in a statement signed by Kate Henshaw, the Director of Communications, at the weekend, said El-Rufai’s words were very offensive, adding that the governor should stop comparing Nollywood actors with unintelligent people.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has been drawn to a derogatory statement made by the diminutive governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, referring to one of the presidential aspirants as a ‘Nollywood actor’.

“Using actors to make sarcastic examples of an unintelligent person is arrogant and condescending of a public office holder.

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“The statement is very offensive and demeaning to the Actors Guild of Nigeria and Nollywood as a whole as it was purely intended to deride the acting profession.”

It added, “The national president called on El Rufai to withdraw his nescience statement and tender an unreserved apology to Nollywood Actors immediately.”



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2023: Typical Nigerian politicians will soon decamp to join Obi – Aisha Yesufu.

Nigerian social critic, Aisha Yesufu has claimed that typical Nigerian politicians would soon start decamping to join Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, because it’s glaring he would win the forthcoming presidential election.

Yesufu also said those politicians would be welcomed.

The statement was contained in a post via her verified Twitter handle.

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The social critic is a known strong supporter of Obi.

She said that good governance and accountability is what Nigerians expect from Obi’s government.

She wrote, “As it becomes more and more glaring that Peter Obi will win this election by the grace of God, the usual politicians will decamp and join him. They are all welcome.



“Good governance, accountability and transparency is what Nigeria expects from his government. Nothing less!”

Fans blasts Yul Edochie for mocking Peter Obi in new movie trailer. [Video]

Controversial Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has raised eyebrows after he shared a trailer of his new movie project titled, “Peter Obi.”

Taking to his Instagram page on Thursday, February 2, the actor and movie producer revealed he has been working on the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and shared the trailer.

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In the trailer, Yul Edochie who played Peter Obi altered his voice to mimic that of the presidential candidate.

However, the way Yul spoke in the movie, mimicking Obi, didn’t sit well with his supporters. Yul was heavily criticised and accused of mocking the former Anambra state governor.

Reacting, an Instagram user @obidiya.1 wrote, “Casting with Peter Obi name is ok but that voice is not his please. Edit bfr u release it. Don’t disrespect our President like u did to May. T for thanks”.

@icey_kingblaise, “Nice one.. But the voice wasn’t necessary.. You can pass your message without mimicking.. BTW, that’s not even Peter Obi’s voice! He has a nice and meek voice. This looks like mockery to me #RESPECTFULLY❤️”.

@ezeceey, “What type of voice act is this? You should have used your normal voice on this we will still understand. This looks more like mockery.”



2023: “I’ve never killed anyone” – Tinubu.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has cautioned the people of Anambra State against voting for his counterpart from the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.

Tinubu said Obi would deny his promises like the Biblical Peter denied Jesus Christ three times before the cock crowed.

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He spoke at his presidential campaign rally at Ekwueme Square in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Tuesday.

Tinubu said a man who kept people at home to suffer could turn around and ask to be voted for.

According to Tinubu: “I’m not afraid of anybody, and I don’t worry. The man who left here, he calls himself Peter Obi. We read in the Bible that before the cock crows three times, he will deny Jesus Christ.

“Before cock crows, he denied. So how can he keep a promise to you? He who cannot keep a promise to God.”

Describing himself as smart, Tinubu said he never closed down any market or killed anybody.



2023: “Peter Obi will deny Nigerians just as his namesake did to Jesus in the bible” – Tinubu.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has cautioned the people of Anambra State against voting for his counterpart from the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.

Tinubu said Obi would deny his promises like the Biblical Peter denied Jesus Christ three times before the cock crowed.

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He spoke at his presidential campaign rally at Ekwueme Square in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Tuesday.

Tinubu said a man who kept people at home to suffer could turn around and ask to be voted for.

According to Tinubu: “I’m not afraid of anybody, and I don’t worry. The man who left here, he calls himself Peter Obi. We read in the Bible that before the cock crows three times, he will deny Jesus Christ.

“Before cock crows, he denied. So how can he keep a promise to you? He who cannot keep a promise to God.”

Describing himself as smart, Tinubu said he never closed down any market or killed anybody.



2023: Peter Obi working to divide Muslims, Christians – Garba.

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Garba has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, of playing a dangerous religious game in the Northern part of the country.

He claimed that the LP candidate is working to divide the Muslims and the Christians.

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Garba also said Obi was pushing a very dangerous agenda capable of affecting the whole country.

The accusation was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

He said this had been the game of former president Olusegun Obasanjo for a long time.

Garba said the North is a United Muslim and Christian domain, noting that Obi can’t divide them.

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He wrote, “Peter Obi is playing a dangerous religious game in the North. All his recent Northern tours are targeted at predominantly Christian areas. He needs to know that he cannot export his IPOB games to the North.

“The North is a United Muslims and Christian domain. He can’t divide us.

“He and his cohorts, in addition to his collaborators, cannot set us against one another. This has been the game of Obasanjo for a long time.

“He tried it for 8 years and could not succeed, he attempted to use Jonathan but failed. Now it is Peter Obi, we know and we’ll not accept this.
If you want to be a president, go everywhere. But we noticed whatever games Obi is playing.

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“He went to Kano, visited Sabon Gari, without homage to Emirs, went to Kaduna, neglected the Emir of Zazzau, went to Yola, didn’t visit Lamido or Mubi Emir. It has been the trend. Divisions!

“Peter Obi is pushing a very dangerous agenda that is capable of affecting the whole country. We can’t allow that to happen.

“Nigerians need to see the games in plain sight. This is a very bad precedent.

“He is working to divide the Muslims and Christians. It is not acceptable.”



2023: Why Obasanjo, Clark endorsed Peter Obi – Garba.

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Garba, has alleged the reason former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Elder statesman, Edwin Clark endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, was because they can easily bully him to do their biddings.

Garba also claimed Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got the support of the elites because they knew he could share the country with them.

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The claims were contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

He said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, enjoys the support of the youths because they know he would protect their future.

He wrote, “Elders like Edwin Clark, Obasanjo, etc support Obi because they know he can be bullied to do their errands.

“Elites support Atiku because they know he can share the country with them.

“Youths support Tinubu because we know he can protect our country’s future.

“Vote for Tinubu!”



SERAP asks Buhari to probe attack on Peter Obi.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba to probe the attack on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP.

The rights organisation also called for the investigation of other cases of election-related intimidation, harassment and violence across the country.

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The former Anambra governor was reportedly pelted with stones as he made his way to the airport after a rally in Katsina State.

SERAP said the attack came on the heels of 339 reported incidents of election-related intimidation, harassment and violence recorded in 2022.

SERAP demanded that IGP Baba and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, name and prosecute culpable politicians and other perpetrators of violence.

An open letter on Sunday by Deputy Director, SERAP, Kolawole Oluwadare also charged Buhari to caution governors to end reported suppression of campaigns of opposition parties within their states.

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The body believes going tough on the issue would stop further violence, facilitate free and fair elections, and encourage Nigerians to freely exercise their right to vote.

Oluwadare said free and fair elections mean polls conducted under conditions that enable voters to cast their votes as they wish without facing intimidation or violence before, during and after elections.

SERAP threatened to sue the president and compel relevant agencies to comply with its request if he fails to act.

The letter added that government has the responsibility to take concrete actions “to hold governors to account for any infractions of the Constitution, the Electoral Act, and international human rights obligations.”



2023: Nigerians tired of bad governance would vote Obi, LP – Ezekwesili.

A former minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has said it is only Nigerians who are fed up with bad governance that will vote for the Labour Party, LP.

Ezekwesili’s statement was contained in a post via her verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

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Ahead of the presidential election, Ezekwesili, a former World Bank vice president is supporting Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party, LP.

She urged registered voters to do everything possible to get their Permanent Voter cards, maintaining it is the greatest weapon in their possession.

She wrote, “And when that day comes, all citizens who are tired of being badly governed shall each go out and place their right index thumb on the Mama, Papa and Pikin logo of LP as seen here!

Get your PVCs. Do everything possible to get it.

The PVC is your greatest possession now.”



Nigeria doesn’t need “a good man” as President – Chidoka shades Peter Obi.

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has declared that Nigeria doesn’t need a good man as President.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart made the remark on Thursday at a virtual national dialogue monitored by 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆.

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Chidoka’s “good man” assertion was in response to previous comments by a Labour Party, LP, chieftain Valentine Ozigbo.

Ozigbo, Special Adviser to Obi on Technology and Strategic Alliances, described the LP presidential candidate as a humble man.

“When it comes to the personality of the candidates, we don’t emphasize character. You need someone who is humble, who you can engage.

“You need somebody who is compassionate, who cares about his country, fellow human beings; someone who fears God, who has conscience.

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“There are some people who want to be empire on their own. Even as they are today, you cannot even reach them how much more when they become President,” the 2021 Anambra governorship candidate said.

In his contribution, Chidoka highlighted PDP’s achievements when it controlled the federal government between 1999 and 2007.

“The challenge is when you build institutions around an individual, you are bound to have problems.

“The lesson of our past history was that Obasanjo was a strong active leader, and afterwards we had Yar’Adua.

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“Yar’Adua was a honest and quiet man, but under whom not much moved because every move was susceptible to conversation and long debate.

“He was a good man, the first man to declare his assets publicly and also made his vice to declare assets publicly.

“The first man to reform the electoral system, acknowledging that the election that brought him to power was not good.”

Chidoka however insists building institutions that will stop the ‘business as usual syndrome’ is “far more critical than a good man.”

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The former Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Marshal cited ex-German ruler Adolf Hitler as an example.

“One of the good men that ruled the world was Adolf Hitler,” the politician said.

“When he was elected, the whole Germany said this is the man that we need to restore the German pride.

“We all know how it ended because the German people for the first time, instead of trusting in their institutions, trusted an individual.”

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Chidoka, a former governorship candidate in Anambra, also mentioned the President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

“Despite the challenges of being charged to court for corruption, the people of Brazil re-elected him again because he gets things done.”

“Getting things done is different from an Umaru Yar’Adua who was a good man, a very decent man, but could not get things done”, he added



2023: Obi visits Borno, promises to alleviate suffering.

Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Thursday visited Biu Emirate, the Southern part of Borno State as part of his campaign to become Nigeria’s next president.

Peter Obi is the first Nigerian presidential candidate to visit the emirate.

There was wild jubilation and disbelief from the Southern Borno natives drawn from Chibok, Gwoza, Hawul, Askira Uba and the entire nine local government areas who said they never imagined that a popular presidential candidate would think of them and even visit them.

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Obi visited the emirate in the company of his running mate, Datti Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure, the governorship candidate, Captain Ibrahim Mshelia, the coordinator of the event who is the party’s Deputy National Campaign Manager, Isaac Balami and other campaign stalwarts.

He promised to alleviate the suffering and wipe the tears of the hardworking Southern Borno people caused by Boko Haram.

“I am one of you and feel your plight. I know that you are all hardworking and want to go back to your farms. I am giving you my word that this insecurity issue will be a thing of the past in my administration and I will ensure that my government gives you the best of life.

”Thank you for everything you have done for the country and I will never forget you. A new Nigeria is possible,” Obi said.



Peter Obi mourns Ikonne, postpones presidential rally.

The Presidential Candidate of Labor party, Peter Obi has mourned the passing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate of Abia State, Prof Eleazar Ikonne.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 earlier reported that Ikonne died on Wednesday after a brief illness.

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Reacting on his Twitter page, Peter Obi, who expressed shock over the death, commiserated with Abians.

He said, “I was shocked to read the sad news of the death of Prof. Uche Ikonne, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governorship Candidate in Abia State.

“I sincerely commiserate with the Abia State Governor, H.E. Okezie Ikpeazu; the PDP Family and the entire people of Abia State on this very sad development.”

He also directed that Presidential Rally in the state slated for 31st January be postponed to 4th February.

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“May God Almighty, who called him home grant him eternal rest in His Kingdom, and grant his immediate family, and the good people of Abia state the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.

“In deference, we have postponed our Labour Party’s Presidential Rally in Abia state, earlier scheduled for 31st January to 4th February, to allow a week of mourning for the deceased.

“May God Almighty continue to protect and bless the good people of Abia State, and our nation Nigeria. “