By Maureen Ikpeama
CONTRARY to rumours making the rounds that the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi was attacked in Abuja, his media aide, Valentine Obienyem has denied the rumours, saying, Obi was not attacked, “he is hale and hearty”.
In a statement made available to the press on Tuesday, Obienyem said that Obi has come back to the country after his three weeks trip abroad. He described the rumours that Obi was attacked as “falsehood”.
The statement reads in part: “In the last three weeks, he transverse the world, convincing Nigerians on the need to take back their country and move in sync with the rest of the world.
“Kindly ignore the falsehood making the rounds that he was attacked. May God forbid that even the very thought of such barbarism be visited on him.
“Obi has consistently reiterated his belief that politics should always be devoid of violence. This remains his political credo.
“It is pertinent to note that the news, coming shortly after Barr. Festus Keyamo’s press release, alleging plan by Obi to stage manage his own assassination is worrisome. It shows that the devil may be at work in endless and familiar scheming.
“We shall continue to entrust Mr. Peter Obi into the protection of the Almighty, while he ensures he is adequately protected to see through the work of re-building Nigeria that providence has entrusted unto him”, Obienyem said.