Tony Okafor, Awka
Valentine Obienyem, a Special Adviser to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 polls, Peter Obi, has debunked a story purporting an attack on his principal somewhere in Abuja.
Obienyem in statement made available to our correspondent said Obi was hale and hearty.
Obienyem’s statement read, “The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, and by the grace of God, fueled by his merit, the next President of Nigeria, Mr. Peter Obi, is back to the country. In the last three weeks, he transversed the world, convincing Nigerians on the need to take back their country and move in sync with the rest of the world.
“Kindly ignore the falsehood making the rounds that he was attacked. May God forbid that even the very thought of such barbarism be visited on him.
“Obi has consistently reiterated his belief that politics should always be devoid of violence. This remains his political credo.
“It is pertinent to note that the news, coming shortly after Barr. Festus Keyamo’s press release, alleging plan by Obi to stage manage his own assassination is worrisome. It shows that the devil may be at work in endless and familiar scheming.
“We shall continue to entrust Mr. Peter Obi into the protection of the Almighty, while he ensures he is adequately protected to see through the work of re-building Nigeria that providence has entrusted unto him.”