Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi on Wednesday, July 6, said some of his opponents are paying people to do negative things and pretend as if they are campaigning for him.
Peter Obi spoke during an interview on Arise Television; noting that he doesn’t agree with some of the extreme views being expressed by some people who claimed were supporting him.
He said “I don’t agree entirely with some of those people you hear claiming to be my supporters. They are people who have been paid by my opponents to infiltrate my supporters and do wrong and then they say ‘it’s Peter Obi’s supporters’.
“Today people are being paid. In fact, what they say and do to me is far more than what they do to any candidate. People are being paid to say all sorts of things about Peter Obi, labeling him as incompetent.”
Also, Peter Obi denied that he has picked Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed as his running mate; adding that Nigeria’s affairs were being piloted by ‘vehicle drivers’ instead of professional and certified pilots.
“Nigerians have consistently hired vehicle drivers instead of hiring qualified pilots to lead the nation,” he said.
The former Anambra Governor further revealed that if elected as president of the country in 2023; he would engage in dialogue with those agitating for secession.
According to him, the agitation was birthed by poor leadership in the country which; according to him, had been the issue with Nigeria over the years.
Clearing the air on his reported support for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the former Anambra State governor said he had never been involved in any agitation.
He said, “I have never been in any agitation. I had said that the agitation is because of leadership failure over the years. I will engage them in dialogue if elected into power”.