Valentine Obienyem, Media Adviser to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has said that Obi did not issue a response to Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka’s attack on him.
In a video that went viral on social media, Mbaka described Obi as a ‘stingy man,’ he went on to say that Nigeria do not want a stingy man as a president.
Mbaka’s comments drew wide criticism for the controversial priest on social media.
A response reportedly issued by Obi was later circulated on social media. However, Obienyem in a statement said Obi did not reply to the Mbaka’s comment and will not issue any statement concerning such matter in the future.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to Mr Peter Obi as his reply to Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
“We wish to state for the record that Mr Peter Obi did not and is not planning to issue any reply.
“We advise that any medium trying to publish such an unsigned letter should clarify its authenticity from Mr Obi’s Media Office.”
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