The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has denied taking a picture with self-acclaimed Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa.
Peter Obi issued the denial in response to a viral ‘photoshopped image with Ekpa’.
Speaking through the Head of Obi-Datti Media Office, Diran Onifade, Obi said those determined to cast his image in bad light were behind the photoshopped image.
A statement by Onifade said: “Obi-Datti Media office notes that the scenario is exactly what played out in the photoshopped picture of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi supposedly standing with the Finland-based irritant Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa all in a desperate move to drag Obi’s name into disrepute by linking him with the ugly story that Ekpa has become in Nigeria.
“For clarity, the picture was taken by Obi standing with an admirer on a Virgin Flight on Friday, July 21, 2023.
“In trying to authenticate their filthy and disgustingly dirty act, they inserted the picture of Aisha Yusuf behind them.”