I never said I looked forward to contesting again in 2027 – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 poll Peter Obi has debunked reports claiming he planned to contest again in 2027.

In a statement on Twitter on Saturday, Obi, who is still in court to challenge the result of the 2023 election that produced Bola Tinubu as president, said the reports were fake.

He noted that he also did not comment on the prospective appointees into the Federal Government.

“I have noticed with dismay, an emerging pattern where fake media reports and news items are predicated on interviews and press remarks I never granted. Two recent instances relate to my saying that I am looking forward to running for office in 2027 on a supposed Arise TV interview that never took place,” he said.


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“The other is about my reaction to prospective appointees into the Federal Government. Both reports are bogus. Regrettably, our politics have sunken to this abysmal level where manipulation of the media space is now a trade.

“For me, I shall continue to speak on topical national issues via recognised news and media outfits. But I certainly will not concern myself with cheap distractive trolls. My focus and that of the Obidient Movement will not derail from the original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is POssible. 

“Our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement, but on putting the nation on the right footing and deepening our democracy by helping to elevate and empower the downtrodden in our society. That was why our messages during the electioneering campaigns were all issue-driven,” Obi added.