Tony Okafor, Awka
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has debunked a Facebook story purporting that his son, Oselloka Obi, was standing on the Nigeria’s flag in a picture.
The Facebook user had said,”This is Oseloka Obi, Peter Obi’s son stepping on Nigerian flag. His father wants to become President.”
Responding to the publication by his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, on Sunday, Obi said the person said to be standing on the flag was not his son.
The statement titled: “The picture of a young man standing on Nigeria’s flag not Obi’s son, the Obi media office said the story was the handiwork of desperate detractors.
The statement read in part,”Everyday, the desperation of the opposition is becoming stronger. Their latest mischief is the circulation of a picture, most probably contrived, of a young man in Biafra apparel standing on Nigeria’s flag and passed it as Mr. Peter Obi’s son.
“We wish to state that the said young man is not Mr. Peter Obi’s son, who, by his strict upbringing marked by rigorous discipline understands what civic duty and responsibilities entail.
“Mr. Oseloka Obi is about six feet and taller than his father; while the young man they used for the mischief is slightly above 5 feet.
“The Peter Obi Media Office calls on those seeking elective posts and their supporters to always be guided by the right ethics at all times.”