Professor Pat Utomi, a political economist, has responded to the assertion that he was used by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to harm Atiku Abubakar’s chances of winning the presidency on February 25, 2023.
According to SaharaReporters, Tawfiq Akinwale, a candidate for the LP’s governorship in Oyo State, claimed during a radio interview on 101.7 YES FM in Ibadan, Oyo State, that Tinubu asked Utomi to resign so that Peter Obi may run for office in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.
Akinwale, who spoke in Yoruba language, further stated that Obi received campaign funds from Utomi, whom he described as Tinubu’s “son.”
Utomi, in a subtle reaction, said the allegation was desperation to bent into disinformation about what he did for the common good of the nation.
The chieftain of the Labour Party (LP) stated this on Thursday via his Twitter handle while reacting to Akinwale’s allegation.
However, Utomi via @UtomiPat, wrote: “As I watch the desperation with which past acts sown in love for the common good is unearthed and bent into disinformation regarding the present I am thankful that in the end truth is the only thing that prevails when lust for power is consumed by its own negativity. So I ignore.’