A coalition of Peter Obi and Yusuf Ahmed Datti backers for the presidency of the Labour Party (LP) has distanced itself from a campaign poster depicting Atiku Abubakar, the front-runner of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi as the party’s candidates for president and vice president in the general election of 2023.
According to the Coalition, their candidate has not joined forces with any other political figures.
Elder Musa Abel, the Chairman of the Obidatti Coalition, termed the development as a deliberate attempt to mislead the thronging supporters of the LP in the state while speaking with journalists in Bauchi on Monday.
He said, “The attention of the Coalition of Obidatti Support groups in Bauchi State has been drawn to a deliberate misinformation campaign carried out by some persons who are bent on misdirecting teeming Obidients in Bauchi state. It is aimed at frustrating the obvious victory of HE Peter Obi at the Presidential Election.
“This is an attempt at taking advantage of the popularity of HE Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party and aligning him with a different party to our detriment. They claim that these were 2019 posters and the persons who placed them were not aware that HE Peter Obi is no more in the PDP, which calls for serious concern.
“Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Ahmed Datti are soaring in popularity as Nigerians are clamouring for genuine turnaround. We call on our teeming support groups to intensify mobilisation and sensitization of the campaign, especially at the grassroots as we consolidate on our gains.”