The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s Media Adviser, Valentine Obienyem, on Wednesday, assured that his principal’s campaign would be based on issues and not personality when it starts.
This is as he noted that the former Anambra State governor aligned with the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on issue-based campaign for the 2023 general election.
In a statement on Wednesday, Obienyem said Tinubu’s campaign organisation’s call for an issue-based campaign exactly mirrored what Obi had propagated over the years.
According to him, if supporters were mindful of this, some articles published in some newspapers against Obi would not have been published, including those with offensive titles.
On the alleged fake letter from the President of Ghana, Obienyem clarified that any publication from Obi’s group was always properly signed and the place it was coming from very clearly spelt out.
Obienyem also described as the height of mischief, the attempt to link the Labour party presidential campaign to IPOB.
The statement read, “We know that things are not well in Nigeria. We know of the agitations in different parts of the country, our principal has always said what he would do with such organizations to stop their agitation and bring them back to Nigeria as one happy family.
“Rather than others say what they will do, they are here creating more problems by trying vainly and wickedly to link their fellow contestants to some of those organisations.”
He expressed happiness that Nigerians knew the truth and that such gimmicks used to deceive them would no longer work.
“Right from Obi’s position as the governor, he was not known for the habit of attacking people or building lies against others,” the statement added.