Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, has distanced his son from the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Recently, there was a viral tweet containing picture of a young man wearing a face mask while stepping on a Nigerian flag.
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Some social media users had said the young man is the son of Labour Party presidential candidate.
The photo captioned “This is Peter Obi’s son, the IPOB in them is further confirmed in the clothes wear and marching on our green white green flag and the same father is campaigning to rule Nigeria?” was later revealed to be misleading
Doyin Okupe, Director General of Peter Obi’s campaign organization, made a tweet to debunk the claim.
“This is not Peter Obi’s son. No amount of falsehood will dampen the current wave of support for Peter Obi,”he tweeted.
Also, Peter Obi’s media office responded to the viral tweet saying, “Every day, the desperation of the opposition is becoming stronger,” adding that the tweet was intentionally mischievous.
However, during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday, Obi said his son is a responsible man who is “consumed by his work in London”.
He said, “On the issue of my son, that guy is not my son. My son is a professional who is consumed by his work. Let me tell you something, I just came back from London. I couldn’t even see my son. He is consumed by his work. He tells me, ‘Dad, how are you? How is politics? How is you campaign? I like what you are doing.
“If I showed you the texts I exchange with my son, you will see my son telling me ‘Listen dad, I don’t have time for this.’
“I couldn’t see my son because he was busy doing what he is doing. So, he doesn’t have time for that. My son lives in the UK. And I can pay any amount to anybody who can prove and say that was my son.”