Obi: Treason allegation against me malicious, fictitious


The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party,  Mr. Peter Obi has described the treason allegation levelled against him by the Federal Government as “totally malicious and fictitious”.

While responding to the accusations of “treason” by the Information and Culture minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed, in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, Obi said: “It is most unfortunate that these consistent efforts to portray me quite contrary to what I am, and my core values, is coming from such high quarters. Minister Lai accusing me of stoking insurrection is totally malicious and fictitious.”

Obi maintains that he has never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. He noted that he ran a peaceful and issue-based campaign and not a campaign based on ethnicity or religion.

“I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state”.

The former Anambra state Governor is pleading with those “engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light.”

He reiterated his commitment to following due process and seeking redress in Court.

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