Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, has requested an apology from Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate, for his recent remark.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Obi had accused a Tinubu Support Group in a video of disseminating a WhatsApp message urging Yorubas not to support him in the 2023 presidential race.
By supporting him, Yorubas would be supporting a seaport in the South-South and South-East, according to Obi’s claim that the Tinubu group warned them.
In a statement in response, Keyamo claimed that the former governor of Anambra State and his followers need to be placed on the terror watch list for disseminating the “hazardous film with bogus messages.”
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment demanded that security forces look into Obi after accusing him of trying to instigate religious and tribal conflicts in the nation.
Obi lauded Tinubu for his past services to Nigeria in an interview with Chude Jidenowo and compared the APC candidate to a brother.
But the former governor claimed that Tinubu’s time had come to an end and that it was now time for someone else to lead.
But on Wednesday, Keyamo said that Obi’s interview was an attempt to make up for his error in mistaking a bogus Whatsapp text that he had received for one from Tinubu. He made this claim in a tweet posted via his Twitter account.
However, the minister requested that Obi retract his claims and express regret to the former governor of Lagos State.
He wrote: “Tinubu has contributed to Nigeria’s success, all I am saying is that he should step down and allow others(like me) to rule.”- Peter Obi
This is to cover up for the gaffe you committed by reading a fake post on Whatsapp and wrongly attributing it to
@officialABAT. Just apologise.”
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