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The Director-General of the Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe has openly debunked the rumours making rounds that the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has actually endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Okupe had also debunked the viral reports that a $20 million investment by Peter Obi, while he was Anambra State Governor, is now worth $100 million.
The viral post had seen Sanusi blasting the All Progressives Congress presidential candidates (APC) Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar and showing his full support for Peter Obi by endorsing him.
Writing on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Okupe appealed to Peter Obi supporters to desist from creating falsehood on social media.
”Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to HE Gov Soludo concerning quadrupling of investment made by Peter Obi as Gov of Anambra. This statement is not from him or the campaign organisation. Peter Obi only talks about verifiable claims & what he’ll do when in office.
”We also dissociate ourselves from the purported endorsements of his candidacy by HRH Lamido Sanusi and His Eminence The Sultan of Sokoto.
”We plead with all our supporters to please desist from creating falsehood on social media. Let us focus on claims that are verifiable & true.”
In another report, the Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has asserted that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi cannot rule Nigeria in 2023.
Aliyu pointed out that 2023 was too early for Obi to become President, hence he should wait for either 2027 or 2031.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm which was monitored by The Eastern Updates on Monday night, the former governor described Obi as an excellent person.
He said Obi would have been the running mate of Atiku Abubakar if he had remained with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He said: ‘Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governors Forum.
‘A very excellent person. His candidature, in terms of the Presidency, – I think he will make some name now. But he may be able to make it only in 2027, 2031. But 2023? Too early.’
‘Even though the young people might go for him, the name is not dropping everywhere else. I doubt if Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential candidate.
‘I would have loved him as a Vice President. Many of us were rooting for him to be running mate to Atiku again.’