Peter Obi weeps , begs ''stop Spreading Rumour against me'' reports that the immediate-past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has cautioned those he identified as “Nigerians without a good conscience- rumour bearers”, to stop pitching him against President Muhammadu Buhari by putting words and implied actions into his mouth to achieve their pre-meditated and sponsored ends. Portraying their machinations as “immature, wicked and contemptible.”

Obi was reacting to certain social media and news publications alleging he said that his 2019 political war would start and end with the removal of President Buhari, and that he was the first person that had declared publicly for the mega party supposedly under formation for the sole aim of removing Mr. President from power.

Speaking through his Media Aide, Valentine Obienyem, Mr. Obi -- with particular reference to  the article published on page 17 of Thisday Newspaper of Friday, January 20, 2017  entitled: ‘Buhari’s Burdens’, in which the writer claimed Obi was the first person to have declared for the mega party under formation – described such publications as false and wicked. He challenged those that made the assertion to name the event where he supposedly made the pronouncement and to also make the tape public.

Obienyem noted that not too long ago, the media consultant to the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Ikenna Ezenekwe published a similar article which was refuted. While doubting that such consultants acted on their individual capacities, Obienyem declared that such falsehoods were condemnable, and inimical to what Peter Obi and people like him represent in politics.

Tracing the trends of such publications, Obienyem observed that certain elements were desperate for Peter Obi to transgress against moralityand integrity like them; and since he has not fallen into their murky waters, have resort to fabricating tales of transgressions against him. “This was how they prayed and made practical moves to get him entangled in the electioneering and Bank crises, when they found out that he is above board, they started writing nonsense”, he said.

Obienyem further advised the affected newspapers some of which staff are used for such under-hand games to act swiftly and expunge the charlatans amongst them – concluding that “Once the media is destroyed, the nation will plunge into bigger crisis”.
Peter Obi weeps , begs ''stop Spreading Rumour against me'' Peter Obi weeps , begs ''stop Spreading Rumour against me'' Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, January 23, 2017 Rating: 5

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