APC Calls On Security Agencies To Keep Peter Obi In Check

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has called on security agencies in the country to caution Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, from making incendiary comments over the outcome of the February 25th polls.

The APC PCC Director of Media and Publicity — Bayo Onanuga, made the appeal in a television interview yesterday in Abuja.

He said: “The defeated Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, still goes around inflaming passions.

“Spreading lies as if he is still campaigning for the highest office in the land, weeks after the exercise was concluded and a winner announced.

“We are worried about his recent media rounds on Arise TV and Channels TV, in which he made profoundly misleading, criminally false and inciting statements about the election that he lost woefully.

“We call on the security agencies to caution Obi from further making incendiary remarks, especially after he claim he is challenging the results of the election in the tribunal.”

Onanuga furthered: “He also fleetingly wore the toga of a political scientist redefining democracy, which the world knows as a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

“Later, he clarified in his moments of sobriety after leaving the studio, that what he wanted to challenge in court was the process of declaring the winner of the election.

“On Channels TV a few days later, Obi made the ridiculous claim about his stolen mandate.

“Echoing the position of his unthinking mob of supporters, who believe that he won the election because some sponsored polls made the claim before the election.”

The APC PCC director of media further dug his claws into the LP candidate, labelling him a thief who’s riding on tribal and religious sentiments to snatch what does not belong to him.

“Only a desperate politician like Obi will embark on his course of action: seeking justice in court and simultaneously embarking on a mission of blackmailing and intimidating the judiciary.

“He is trying to present himself before his case takes off in court as a helpless, cheated victim of the system, robbed of a mandate by INEC.

“He is trying to position himself as the candidate who won the people, who is loved by the people, going by his self-serving definition of democracy.

“His antics, if he is able to sway the judges is to make them cancel the entire election, even without sufficient, substantial proof of malpractice,” Onanuga said.

“We hope the men and women of the judiciary will not fall for Obi’s cheap tactics and really examine the cases before them on merit and on the basis of substantial evidence presented.

“We also advise the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to caution Television houses giving Obi the platform to de-legitimise a free and fair election, when he has taken his case to court,” he said.

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