Peter Obi, the embattled presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has been accused of plotting a fake assassination attempt on self in a bid to blame violence on the APC, even as his ties with the murderous secessionist group IPOB continue to alienate him from many Nigerians.
APC campaign spokesman Festus Keyamo raised the alarm in a Monday statement in which he slammed the former Anambra governor for pursuing an ethnic agenda after failing to inspire support with his “highfalutin, ideas-bereft” messages.
He said: “We are also aware that plans are afoot by Mr. Peter Obi to fake an assassination attempt on himself and hire Labour Party boys dressed in APC caps and T-shirts to attack some Labour Party offices. It is all part of the “US Plan”. It is the first in a series of incendiary actions planned by this ill-prepared but desperate candidate.”
“We call on all well-meaning Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic origins or political divides, to rise up and condemn this tactless tactics and cheap manoeuver by a desperate non-starter of a presidential candidate who has decided to resort to crude revisionism, ethnic jingoism and crass insensitivity with a view to whipping up undeserved sentiment to fuel his faltering ambition that is nothing but a flash in a pan.”