The 2023 general elections is less than 8 months away but the political environment is getting more heated with accusations and counter-accusations.
A support group for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has said the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is wishing their principal and their supportera dead.
The group premised their stance on the silence of Tinubu to a column written by Omatseye, a journalist in the Nation Newspapers.
Read their Press release below:
For Immediate Release, Aug. 3, 2022
2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order
The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has slammed All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing him of wishing the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and his supporters dead.
POSN in a statement issued on Wednesday observed with dismay that Tinubu has refused to condemn the obituary column written by one of his aides, Mr. Sam Omatseye, and published on Monday by Tinubu’s newspaper, The Nation.
Omatseye had in the article published in The Nation Newspaper wished the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and his supporters dead.
“If Tinubu did not sanction that article, it would not have been published in his newspaper. If he did not sanction it, by now Omatseye would have been sacked or, at least, reprimanded for that satanic piece.
“For Tinubu and his camp to keep quiet on this sacrilegious write-up by one of his confidants and published by his own newspaper speaks volumes. It betrays Tinubu’s endorsement of the column which has attracted widespread condemnation, except from the Asiwaju and his camp,” PSON said.
The group noted that this is the second time in barley three weeks that the Tinubu camp is praying for death in the Obi camp, recalling that Tinubu himself during an APC rally in Osun State on July 13 publicly declared that Labour Party’s ‘Obidients’ – as Obi’s supporters are otherwise known – would labour till death.
Continuing, POSN said: “Tinubu has brought in ethnicity, religion and now death wish into the 2023 campaign. It portends grave danger.