The Chief Spokesman for Obi-Datti Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko has berated Dailypost newspaper for publishing a false report about the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi.
Goldennewsng reports that the newspaper had written about a purported interview where the former Anambra governor revealed his plans to become president in 2027.
However, the Labour Party Spokesperson, Tanko in a statement released on Monday stressed that Peter Obi never granted any interview at home or abroad about plans on becoming president in 2027.
He also cautioned the newspaper to desist from fabricating lies against its party’s flag bearer.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the Daily Post and some social media networks on an interview granted by His Excellency Peter Obi to Arise tv.
“We want to quickly point out that this is the highest level of yellow journalism taken too far all in a bid to change the narrative as there was no time HEPO granted such a nebulous interview to Arise tv.
“HEPO arrived Nigeria from an overseas trip just this weekend and for any reputable media organisation to publish such a fallacy and complete fabrication calls to question the kind of journalism some Nigerians are practicing.
“For all avoidance of doubt, HEPO did not at anytime grant such an interview to any media organisation in Nigeria or outside the country. Please note!”