Peter Obi denies knowledge of 2023 presidential posters

Peter Obi denies knowledge of 2023 presidential posters

Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has denied knowledge of posters being circulated both offline as well as online through different social media platforms.

Peter Obi also issued this disclaimer on Thursday, October 14; through a statement issued by his media aide, Valentine Obienyem; who said his office had been inundated with sought-for-clarifications; on the presidential posters being circulated through various media platforms.

The statement revealed that Peter Obi was not in any way connected to; neither had he contracted or authorised anybody or organisation, to promote such on his behalf.

He said the former Governor is not the one to jump the gun on a matter the party is yet to give final directives.

“As a faithful party man he will abide by the final position of the party on the issue,” he said.

He frowned at people’s preoccupation with the 2023 election when the situation in the country demanded that all hands must be on deck; in the restoration of security; eradication of poverty; creation of jobs; as well as improving education; and also provision of other productive ventures for the country’s teeming unemployed youths.

“These are precisely what Peter Obi is concerned with right now,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded the Senate; for reversing its earlier position not to allow the use of electronic voting; and transmission of results in the coming elections in the country.

CAN’s General Secretary Joseph Daramola made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja.

According to the CAN statement, the Senate has rescinded its decision; on some clauses in the Electoral Amendment Bill that was passed in July.

It specifically mentioned clause 52; which deals with the methods of voting and collation of results in an election.

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“The Upper Chamber has amended the clause to let the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), determine the use of electronic voting and transfer of results.

“We recall the uproar and the controversy that the July decision generated and we commend the leadership of the Senate for being sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of the people.

“That is the beauty of democracy. The more the government does this, the better for our nation,’’ CAN said.

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