Attempts were made to set a trap for the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, by strategically positioning women to entice him during the campaigns.
This was made known by a member of the LP Presidential Campaign Council who spoke with Vanguard while recounting plans by the opposition aimed at sabotaging Obi since he joined the presidential race.
He said they also investigated the former Anambra governor’s finances and dug into his bank accounts for evidence of questionable transactions.
The LPPCC official said; “We have since been made aware of the orchestrated move by the state to sabotage our candidate starting from our campaigns.
“They tried entrapment by stationing all kinds of women at hotels where our candidate lodged during the campaigns that failed.
“They have been going through records of his financial dealings and bank accounts. They’ve found nothing incriminating.
“They tried bringing up the Panama papers that also failed to stick, then they resorted to the oldest trick in the book-wire tapping.”
Speaking in a similar vein, the Chief Spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Yunusa Tanko, explained that the LP candidate has lately come under intense pressure to flee Nigeria.
He said; “Before, throughout and after the campaigns, it is on record that Mr Peter Obi maintained his commitment and focus on an issues-based campaign, about a New Nigeria that is Possible, a shift of emphasis from consumption to production, as well as a New Nigeria characterized by inclusion, justice, equity, fairness and prosperity.
“ He repeatedly stated that no one should vote for him based on tribe or religion, but rather on the assessment of Character, Competence, Capacity, Credibility and Compassion, to create a New Nigeria!
“Most unfortunately, in the past few weeks, Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the February 25th, 2023 presidential election has been contacted by associates, elder statesmen, family and friends with concerns for his personal safety.
“These concerns have increased intensely in the last few days as immense pressure, has been mounted directly on Mr Obi to leave the country, no doubt, from sources allied to the All-Progressive Congress (APC) and its agents in the security services.”