The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has taken a swipe at his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, for celebrating the honorary citizenship conferred on him in the United States.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Obi had in the early hours of Wednesday shared the news of his honorary citizenship of Dallas on his social media handle.
In his reaction, Sowore declared that Obi had been scammed and that the certificate wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on.
His Tweet read: “No wonder #PeterObi clearly stated he’s got no ideology different from #atiku and the rest, for him to be celebrating the conferment of ‘honorary citizenship’ of Dallas shows he’s got no clue that the award is not even worth the paper it was printed upon. Someone scammed him!’
Meanwhile. the Nigerian Presidency has reacted to accusations earlier made on social media by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, that some of his supporters, who call themselves ‘Obidients’, were been ‘silently arrested’ saying that they are without foundation or fact.
A source in the State House, Aso Rock Villa, who preferred not to be named maintained that both the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Department of State Services (DSS) have officially confirmed that no arrests whatsoever – neither ‘silent arrests’, nor for that matter ‘open arrests’ – have been made of any supporters of any of Mr. Obi.
‘The democratic process in Nigeria is free and fair and all candidates – whether those from the established parties or minor ones – have the absolute constitutional and God-given right to campaign openly and without hindrance,’ said the source.
The Presidency source went on to add; ‘What is also the case is that anyone who breaks the law – whether they are a supporter of the government party or opposition – must be held to account for their actions.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that many supporters of Obi have in recent times alleged attacks by thugs in many parts of the country.