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The former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reiterated his earlier announcement that the Southeastern region will not be voting for Peter Obi in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2023.
Ike Ekweremadu had made this statement in a short interview with newsmen making the rounds on social media.
The former Deputy Senate President acknowledged that Obi is a credible presidential candidate but the South East will rather vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, than throw its votes for Obi.
“I can assure you that the South East will vote for PDP, we ask ourselves if Obi wins the election and the answer is no.
“Can the East afford to throw away our votes and be sentimental about a matter that concerns our people, our children and future? No.
“We don’t intend to do a thing that we will regret in the future but we believe that Obi is qualified.”
In another report, 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.”