Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi has denied inciting Nigerians to violence over the outcome of the February 25 presidential elections.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, had made the allegation today.
He said it was wrong for Obi to seek redress in court over the outcome of the polls and, in another breath, incite people to violence.
Reacting, Peter Obi, in a statement on his Twitter page also today, said there has been various campaigns of calumny against him in the last few days.
Obi said Lai Mohammed’s accusation that he is stoking insurrection was totally malicious and fictitious.
He maintained that he has never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state and has never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state.
Obi tweeted: “I am on record as always, advocating for peace and issue-based campaigns and never campaigned based on ethnicity or religion. I am committed to due process, and presently seeking redress in the Court.
“I urge those engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light.”
He added that Nigerians deserve a new Nigeria, where they can live a secure and decent life like their counterparts in other climes.