The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has accused the opposition parties of hiring online trolls to spread misinformation and fake news.
Alleging motives by members of the opposition to discredit his party ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, Obi noted that the online trolls are not supporters of his party.
In a statement released on his verified Twitter page on Thursday, Obi stated that the LP remains committed to an issue-based and clean campaign.
He also stated that the party will not accept any move of deceit and calumny meant to create disaffection among Nigeria’s voting population who wants credible leadership change.
“As we approach the official kick off of the 2023 election campaign, it has become evident that the opposition have adopted a negative strategy of trolling and insinuating fake news and misinformation in the social media space and blaming the Labour Party, its presidential candidate and their supporters of same.
“We remain resolute in our commitment to an issue-based and clean campaign.
“We will also rebuff all such ploys of deceit and calumny meant to create disaffection among Nigeria’s voting population, who desire credible leadership change.” he tweeted.