The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council PCC, has insisted that Peter Obi, won’t leave Nigeria despite pressure being mounted on him and his family.
Wakadaily reported that the former governor of Anambra State on Wednesday revealed that he is under pressure to leave Nigeria. Obi stated this while reacting to the leaked audio conversation between himself and Bishop David Oyedepo shared by Peoples Gazette on Twitter.
Speaking on Thursday night the Chief Spokesperson, Obi-Datti Campaign Council, Dr. Tanko Yunusa, said the All Progressives Congress pressure on Peter Obi to leave the country will not work.
The statement read partly: “Most unfortunately, in the past few weeks, Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, has been contacted by associates, elder statesmen, family and friends with concerns for his personal safety.
“We call on Nigerians and the international community to caution the APC and the APC led-government to stop their nasty attacks. Mr. Obi’s focus and commitment to lawfully and peacefully retrieve our mandate to secure and unite our nation, take Nigeria from consumption to production, pull millions of Nigerians out of multidimensional poverty, especially in the North and jumpstart prosperity through agricultural, industrial and technological revolution remain unchanged
“He has continued to impress upon his supporters the essence of the legal process and will not now or in the future encourage any violence against the state. He has absolutely no reason for this nor desperate, especially as throughout the campaign, he called for a new Nigeria defined by opportunities for all, an end to poverty and criminality in government, especially corruption and an end to tribal and religious divisions and bigotry.
It is for this reason that we appeal to revered religious leaders, especially in the North, not to be part of the grand design of the state apparatus to further increase the religious and ethnic divide in the country.
”Irrespective of the outcome of the court process, we have the obligation to strive for the peace and co-existence of all Nigerians. We call on President Buhari to rein in his desperate officials at all levels as their action or inaction could lead to unnecessary crises in the country,” the statement read.