The Peter Obi Support Network has slammed claims that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was being sponsored by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
According to POSN, the claims were the handiwork of opponents of the former Anambra State governor.
The claim had been made by Miyetti Allah cattle association, which POSN said members of had contributed to sponsoring Obi’s presidential ambition.
Speaking with The PUNCH on Sunday, the Director, Strategic Communication, POSN, Onwuasoanya Jones, said, “I do not know how that individual came about such conclusions, but what I can tell you is that the Peter Obi candidacy excites all classes of Nigerians, including millions of those who, for one reason or the other, are dissatisfied by the way Nigeria is being governed at the moment.
“In Peter Obi, they see a renewed reason to believe in a prosperous and equitable Nigeria.
Faulting Miyetti Allah, IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, told The PUNCH, on Sunday, said, “IPOB knows that those constantly linking Peter Obi with IPOB and Biafra agitation are doing so because of their hatred against Igbos and their fear for Biafra. They never linked their presidential candidates to Boko Haram terrorists and bandits.”