The former Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on social media that the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has made a deal with Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, concerning the 2023 presidential elections.
Some report has it that Peter Obi is working with the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar to win the general election.
Reacting to the rumors, the director-general of the Obi-Datti Ahmed Presidential Campaign Organisation, via his Twitter page on Wednesday refutes the false statement.
He wrote: “I at this moment categorically refute the false statement, making the rounds, that Peter Obi has made any deal with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the PDP, with respect to the 2023 Presidential elections.
“By the Grace of God and the massive acceptance and support of the Nigerian people; home and abroad, and especially the youths, OBI IS FAR AHEAD OF ALL OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN THE COUNTRY.
“He, therefore, cannot, logically, be negotiating with any other less popular candidate(s) or their parties. Public members are hereby advised to ignore this cheap, self-serving and distracting propaganda, which we also believe is not coming from the Atiku camp.
Dr. Doyin Okupe said, “The train of the OBIdient movement gathers more and more electorates on an hourly basis, while it is evident that the political fortunes and followership of the other parties diminish and recede like a drying lake in the scorching heat of an arid desert.
“The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation is focused on our mission to TAKE BACK NIGERIA and hand it over to the Nigerian Youths, to secure their collective Destiny.
“Our compelling commitment and promise are to MOVE NIGERIA FROM CONSUMPTION TO PRODUCTION and so Help us, God,” he said.