Valentine Obienyem, the media aide to the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has denied reports that his principal is a religious bigot that hates northerners.
Obienyem in a statement on Thursday said some faceless groups sponsored by political opponents are responsible for spreading falsehood about Obi due to his growing popularity.
The statement comes in reaction to earlier reports which claimed Obi didn’t respond appropriately to the killing of some northerners in Anambra State back in March 2006.
The article also further alleged that Obi requested the DSS to remove some Hausa traders near his house and ejected some northern traders from their space.
“Obi is desirous of becoming the President and he has been going around telling people the problems of the country and how he hopes to solve them. He expects other contestants to do the same rather than sponsoring falsehoods to pitch him against the people,” read the statement in part.
“During his tour of the North, Obi, for example, made it clear that expanse of land in the North for agricultural purposes are a great gift to Nigeria, which if properly managed, would be able to feed the nation and for export.”
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