The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, says he is aware of some evil designs against himself and his supporters in the coming months.
Obi stated this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, stating that efforts will be made to tarnish his image.
He also noted that campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame his character and diminish his hard-earned integrity and that the schemes are aimed at degrading his support base and confusing the public.
“I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity,” Obi said.
“These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria. It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.”
The former Anambra State governor, however, did not name any individuals or political parties against whom he levelled these allegations.
Ahead of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s inauguration, Obi said that for all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection, re-examining assumptions, and even reaffirming their hopes in order to recalibrate expectations and pin down the causes of missed opportunities and disappointments.
“We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all,” Obi said
The Labour Party presidential candidate, however, urged all Nigerians to seize this opportunity to renew their commitment to the country as it awaits the election tribunal’s decision.
Obi, however, called upon Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful and work together.