Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last general election, Peter Obi has decried the mischief of fake news manipulators using his name for unfounded news stories.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Obi said that the mischief makers would however, not distract or derail his focus for a new Nigeria, which is ‘POssible’.
“I have noticed with dismay, an emerging pattern, where fake media reports and news items are predicated on interviews and press remarks I never granted.
“Two recent instances relating to my saying that I am looking forward to running for office in 2027 on a supposed Arise TV interview that never took place and the other, about my reaction to prospective appointees into the current Federal Government”, he said
Obi described both reports as bogus, stressing that “regrettably, our politics have sunken to this level where manipulation of the media space is now a trade”.
Undaunted, although disappointed, the former Anambra State Governor said that “for me, I shall continue to speak on topical national issues via recognized news and media outfits, but certainly will not concern myself with cheap distractive trolls.
“My focus and that of the Obidient Movement that l lead will not derail from the original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is POssible.
On the issue of poaching his supporters to serve in the new government, Obi said “our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement but on putting the process right and deepening our democracy and helping the downtrodden in our society.
“That was why our messages during the electioneering were all issue-driven.”