Labour Party Ordered Peter Obi to Apologise to Tinubu? Fact Emerges

Dec 14, 2023 | Entertainment, News


Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja A post circulating on Facebook claimed that the Labour Party (LP) has ordered its presidential candidate in the February 2023 election, Peter Obi, to apologise to the eventual victor, Bola Tinubu.

The post claimed that Obi told “reckless lies” against President Tinubu.

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In recent months, Obi has grown to become one of the top opposition leaders in Nigeria. Photo credits: Mr. Peter Obi, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

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It also stated that Obi risks ‘facing extradition from the party’.

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It reads:

“LP Orders Peter Obi To Apologize To President Tinubu Over Reckless Lies Or Face Extradictions From The Party..”

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Similar posts can be found on Facebook here and here.

But is it true that the LP asked Obi to apologise under threat of expulsion? A fact-checking platform, Africa Check investigated.

Due to an internal crisis within the LP, there is a power struggle between two of its factions: the Julius Abure-led faction and the Lamidi Apapa-led faction. However, Abure is formally recognised by Obi as the opposition party’s national chairman.

Media in Nigeria reported that the Apapa faction had accused Obi of “destructive criticism” of Nigeria. This faction has consistently shown support for President Tinubu.

But the fact-checking platform said a search of the LP’s website and social media handles found no evidence of the statement.

There are also no reports of this from any credible media organisation, as would be expected given Obi’s stature.

Africa Check said it contacted the LP about the alleged directive but had not received a response as of the time of publishing its report.

Source: Legit.ng





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