Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election says some people have been going about mimicking his voice to cause mischief.
Obi said he’s been a target of political mischief both in Nigeria and outside the country, the latest of which got him labelled as an ethnic and religious bigot.
The former governor of Anambra said this in a series of tweets on Thursday, May 18, 2023, following the drama involving Labour Party officials and the party’s factional leader, Lamidi Apapa at the premise of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, May 17, 2022.
While the pre-hearing of the presidential tribunal was ongoing, Obi said someone called his attention to another fracas happening outside the courtroom.
Explaining the latest attempt to malign his person, Obi said Prince Mustapha Audu, son of the late former Governor of Kogi state alleged that he (Obi) called him on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, speaking Igbo but abruptly ended the call because he (Audu) was unable to respond in Igbo language.
According to Obi, Audu described him as a religious and ethnic bigot in the presence of the Labour Party spokesperson, Dr Yunusa Tanko and some other people.
“My duplicates are still on the rampage, they now mimic my voice and call people. There is no limit that people cannot go to cause mischief on their target. I have been a target both locally and internationally, Obi said.
“The latest incident happened in Abuja yesterday, 17th May at the Court of Appeal premises of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal venue, where my attention was drawn to what was going on outside the courtroom.