The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LP-PCC), has accused President Bola Tinubu of asking the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), to disqualify its candidate Peter Obi ahead of a possible rerun.
According to a statement signed by the Head Media, Obi-Datti Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has become “desperate and lined up measures to undermine his public image”.
“Obi-Datti Media office has noted how a worried ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and its Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu are even wishing and pleading with the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal PEPC to consider pairing them with ATIKU Abubakar of the PDP instead of Obi.
“In fact, wants Obi disqualified outrightly and be prevented from participating in the rerun, should there be one.
“In their desperation to stop Obi at all costs, they have lined up a series of untoward activities using rogue troll agents that seek to portray him negatively and copiously misrepresent him in public space,” Onifade alleged.
He added; “This devilish act is ostensibly to enable them to defend their call that Obi should be disqualified by the PEPC thus seeking a rerun between Tinubu and Atiku.
“Obi-Datti Media recalls that last week the same rogue agents had claimed that Obi granted an interview on Arise Television saying he is willing to take defeat and wait for elections 2027.
“All this wicked and dubious propaganda is aimed at achieving one mission; to confuse the public, distract and defocus the Justices from their statutory responsibilities.
“We therefore wish to urge the Nigerian public not to be gullible and to disregard the fake Thisday publication and embrace the correct edition with the lead story, Atiku: APC Plotting to Manipulate Judiciary, Undermine Democracy.“
The Obi-Datti Campaign office therefore called on the public to “watch out for more of these sinister acts of desperation orchestrated by a drowning government that is visibly afraid of justice which must certainly come”.