Peter Obi, presidential candidate for the Labour Party, has claimed that his opponents have been spreading false information about him and his party on social media.
Anambra State’s ex-governor said on Twitter on Thursday that he was unfazed by the opposition’s attempts to distract from his issue-based campaign.
Peter Obi also stated that he will reject any attempts to disenfranchise Nigerian voters by lying or slander.
As the official beginning of the 2023 election campaign draws near, it has become clear that the opposition has adopted a negative strategy of trolling and insinuating fake news and misinformation in the social media space, and blaming the Labour Party, its presidential candidate, and their supporters for it.
We are unwavering in our dedication to running a clean, issue-based campaign. We will also reject any attempts to sow discord among Nigeria’s voting people by using dishonesty or slander to undermine efforts to bring about a genuine transition in power. “- PO,” he wrote in a tweet.
Last week, Obi and Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), engaged in a heated exchange of words.
Before the general election in 2023, Tinubu had accused Obi’s backers of smearing his reputation and circulating false information about other candidates, including himself. Obi had stated that he was more concerned with running an issue-based campaign.