The media office of the Obi-Datti 2023 Presidential campaign has responded to accusations that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has made a “political pact” to support Atiku Abubakar, the nominee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Anaedoonline.ng is aware of news stating that Obi has agreed to support the former Vice President’s bid for the presidency in 2023.
In response, Peter Obi’s campaign office said in a statement on Saturday that the rumors were the product of philanthropic propagandists who enjoyed twisting the truth to make themselves seem more important to their patrons.
The statement read in part, “Rather than strive to contend with the hard sell of their candidates, these mischief makers bandy about misleading accounts of the issue-based messages of our candidates just to score cheap political points and thus distract the discerning public.
“While we understand the frustration of dealing in their hard-to-sell, “expired milk” [apologies to BAT] in a competitive market, the FairPlay rule demands that you don’t associate the good with the bad product. We demand honour even among thieves!
“We know the intention of the spin-doctors in selling an utterly false story that the highflying Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, met with his PDP counterpart and reached a deal. Nothing can be further from the truth.
“Obi’s foreign trip, its motive, and where and who to meet are already in the public domain; his meeting in the UK with some Nigerian political leaders is visually seen by all.
“But mischievous propagandists prefer to concoct lies in a desperate effort to clean up their candidate.
“We understand why the focus is on the Obi-Datti candidacy; they are easily the front runners in this 2023 race and the tag team has irresistible messages that are resonating with the embattled Nigerian public who are anxious more than ever to reclaim and take back their country.
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