Peter Obi Deletes Tweet Where He Called Tinubu President
FCG reports that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has deleted a post on his Twitter handle where he referred to Bola Tinubu as Nigerian president and commented about his (Tinubu’s) long convoy in Lagos.
Currently, Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are still challenging the victory of Tinubu in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
After the 2023 general elections, Independent National Electoral Commission, declared Tinubu winner of the presidential election and Atiku and Obi came second and third respectively.
According to a report by SAHARAREPORTERS, Peter Obi had taken a swipe at President Bola Tinubu over a viral video of his long convoy following his arrival in Lagos State from London, United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Obi’s comment comes amid the outrage being expressed by Nigerians over the large convoy of President Tinubu during a recent visit to Lagos State.
However, Obi in his reaction on Friday in a post on his verified Twitter handle urged Nigerian leaders to sacrifice for a better Nigeria.
He said; “Yesterday at the final commendation service of the Late Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa in Awka, I was ambushed by a group of journalists who asked me to comment on the life of the late clergyman.
“Promptly, they sought my opinion on a video they said was making the rounds online, allegedly showing Mr President with Mr President moving with about 120-car convoy.
“While I have not had the opportunity of seeing the said video, my advice remains consistent- that sacrifices for a better Nigeria must start from the leaders”.
Meanwhile, shortly after deleting the tweets in which he called Tinubu Mr. President, Obi posted another tweet, stressing the need for Nigerian leaders to address the suffering of the people.
“We cannot continue to preach for the people to sacrifice without sacrificing too,” Obi said in a later tweet.
“The sacrifices must now start from the leaders visibly, and measurably at all times because the people are suffering. We must now be at the forefront of addressing the suffering.”