The presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has been charged with making provocative remarks by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council.
The ruling party criticized the former governor of Anambra for continuously denouncing Bola Tinubu’s election as president in a statement released on Friday.
Director of Media and Publicity for APC PCC Bayo Onanuga addressed some remarks made by Obi during recent interviews on television networks.
“Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s lost presidential candidate, continuously stirs up controversy,” the spokesperson said.
Onanuga claimed that weeks after the contest was over and a winner declared, Obi had continued to circulate false information as if he were still running for the nation’s highest post.
Onanuga criticized Obi for making “profoundly deceptive, criminally fraudulent and inciting claims about the election that he lost terribly” in relation to the LP flagbearer’s media appearances on Arise TV and Channels TV.
The director stated that Obi mocked the election, calling it the worst in recent memory, at one point comparing it to robbery.
“Echoing the viewpoint of his thoughtless mob of supporters, who believe that he won the election because of some sponsored polls,” Onanuga claimed Obi made the absurd assertion about a stolen mandate.
“Despite receiving massively inflated votes from his ethnic South-East states, Obi finished third, not even second, losing to Sen. Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate and the President-elect, by 2.6 million votes.”
The letter further stated that the APC PCC viewed Obi’s comments made on television as disrespectful of the court and detrimental to the case he had filed.