A media aide to the Labour Party, (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Valentine Obienyem has denied the reports making round that the former governor’s convoy was attacked in Abuja.
This comes after All Progressive Congress, (APC), Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo alleged that Peter Obi was planning to fake an assassination attempt on himself and hire some supporters dressed in APC caps and shirts to attack his party’s offices.
Speaking an the allegation levelled against the former governor, Obienyem in a statement on Tuesday urged the public to ignore the rumours, describing it as falsehood.
He further noted that Peter Obi holds dearly the belief that politics should always be devoid of violence, hence the former governor will never thread such a path.
He further assured supporters and well wishers that Obi is safe, hale and hearty.
According to him, “The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, and by the grace of God, fueled by his merit, the next President of Nigeria, Mr Peter Obi, is back to the country. In the last three weeks, he traversed the world, convincing Nigerians of the need to take back their country and move in sync with the rest of the world.
“Kindly ignore the falsehood, making the rounds that he was attacked. May God forbid that even the very thought of such barbarism be visited on him.
“Obi has consistently reiterated his belief that politics should always be devoid of violence. This remains his political credo.
“It is pertinent to note that the news, coming shortly after Festus Keyamo’s press release, alleging a plan by Obi to stage manage his own assassination is worrisome. It shows that the devil may be at work in endless and familiar scheming.
“We shall continue to entrust Mr Peter Obi into the protection of the Almighty, while he ensures he is adequately protected to see through the work of re-building Nigeria that providence has entrusted unto him.”