Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, has denied reports claiming that he announced his bid to contest again in 2027.
In a statement released on Twitter, Obi expressed his disappointment with the fabricated reports and clarified that he did not grant the interviews on which the reports were based.
“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,” Obi said. “Two recent instances relate to my saying that I am looking forward to running for office in 2027 on a supposed Arise TV interview that never took place.”
Obi further reiterated his commitment to commenting on topical national issues “via recognised news and media outfits.” The Anambra state-born politician said he will not concern himself with “cheap distractive trolls.”
“My focus and that of the Obidient Movement will not derail from our original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is POssible,” he added. “Our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement, but on putting the nation on the right footing and deepening our democracy by helping to elevate and empower the downtrodden in our society.”