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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has debunked reports of him receiving personal jets to boost his campaign describing the report as ‘false’.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that reports had earlier in the week claimed that some eminent Nigerians donated personal jets to Obi’s presidential campaign.
While condemning such reports on Sunday, Obi described such viral claims as false.
In a series of tweets, Obi wrote:
‘Recently, several social media reports have alluded that some eminent Nigerians have donated their personal jets for my use during my campaign.
‘In as much as I appreciate the expression of such hopes, I have never received any of such offer.’
The former Anambra State governor also prayed that God would bless those ’eminent Nigerians.’
He further wished that they are not distracted by such remarks.
‘I pray that those eminent Nigerians mentioned, are not unduly distracted by such social media utterances.
‘May God Almighty bless those eminent Nigerians always,’ he added.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported that the leadership of the Labour Party had on Thursday held an emergency meeting to address the outrage that trailed the inclusion of some names as well as the exclusion of certain candidates nominated by members of its National Working Committee in its Presidential Campaign Council.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported on Tuesday that there was division in the party over Wednesday’s unveiling of the council.
Barely 24 hours after the PCC inauguration, there were criticisms over some of those who made the list.
One of such inclusion was a former Director of Information at Nigerian Defence headquarters, Major General John Enenche.
Reacting to the outrage on Thursday, the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure, admitted that they goofed in the composition of the campaign team.