The All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Campaign Council has knocked the candidate of the Labour Party in the last presidential election in Nigeria, Peter Obi, of making inflammatory comments, after loosing the election.
In a statement on Friday, the rulling party berated the former Anambra governor for repeatedly condemning the victory of Presidential-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Director of Media and Publicity, APC PCC, responded to some utterances Obi made during recent interviews on television stations.
He said, “The defeated Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi still goes around inflaming passions.”
Onanuga described Obi as someone, who has been spreading lies as if he is still campaigning for the highest office in the land, weeks after the exercise was concluded and a winner announced.
Reacting to Obi’s media rounds on Arise TV and Channels TV, Onanuga knocked him for making “profoundly misleading, criminally false and inciting statements about the election that he lost woefully”.
He complained that Obi derided the poll, describing it as the worst election in recent history and also likened it to robbery.
The Director stated that, Obi made the ridiculous claim about a stolen mandate, “echoing the position of his unthinking mob of supporters, who believe that he won the election because of some sponsored polls.
“Obi came third, not even second, losing by 2.6 million votes to Sen. Bola Tinubu, APC candidate and the President-elect, despite getting outrageously padded votes from his ethnic South-East states.”
The statement further added that the, APC PCC considered Obi’s remarks on TV as prejudicial to the case he had filed and contemptuous of the court.
Mr Obi lost the presidential election, after polling a score of 6,101,533 votes, to the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Bola Tinubu, who Polled a score of 8,794,796 votes.
However, he rejected the outcome of the election in totality, and promised to reclaim his ‘stolen mandate’ at the election petition tribunal.