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Peter Obi A Packaged Fraud, Like Buhari – Sowore

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Peter Obi A Packaged Fraud, Like Buhari – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has described Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate during the 2023 election, as a “packaged fraud’, even as he compared him to former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sowore, in an interview with Pulse, drew parallels between Obi and Buhari, noting how the similarities between how they were presented to the public.

He emphasized his consistent stance against political deceit.

Sowore expressed his distrust for dishonest politicians, stating, “What is true is that I have a general disdain for the dishonesty of Nigerian politicians.

“I have disdain for lacklustre performance, and whenever anybody then comes up as a politician or who wants to run Nigeria, they come with this fraudulent packaging.

“My default position is to warn people first and then expose them later.

“My position about Peter Obi has been consistent. The same way my position about Tinubu has been consistent.

“It is only that the people who are now on the internet as influencers weren’t born at the time when I’ve been against all these terrible politicians, including those in the military.”

Sowore, who is the publisher of Sahara Reporters, cited the role that his publication had played in uncovering wrongdoing in high places.

He said, “I was the first to expose Tinubu’s drug history in Chicago. But the people who now follow Peter were not interested at that time because it wouldn’t favour them.

“But in 2022, they suddenly realised that Tinubu was a druggy and took it and ran away with it without giving credit to Sahara Reporters, which was the platform that was used in publishing at the time.

“I was the one who exposed (Abubakar) Atiku’s corruption, including all the bribes he collected, to the extent that Atiku ran away from the US based on the report done by Sahara Reporters on his corruption.

“This included the corruption between him and Obasanjo, including using educational funds to buy cars for their girlfriends and how they were stealing them. It was me and Sahara reporters who did that.”

He slammed those who continue to support Obi despite evidence of his alleged wrongdoing, likening it to the blind loyalty seen towards Buhari before his presidency.

Specifically, Sowore accused Obi of various wrongdoings during his tenure as Anambra State governor, alleging mismanagement of funds, substandard infrastructure projects, and corruption.

“What is new about that? But that doesn’t change the facts about Peter Obi’s tenure as an eight-year governor in Anambra state who didn’t build a school.

“Not a single road, not a single hospital that you can count, exists. “They will say go and verify, and when you verify to them, they (Obi’s supporters) say no, we’re not going to accept it. That’s not my problem.

“I know that some of you fell for those things, but you also now see that the position I maintain that is not different from the rest of them is coming into play.

He adds that Obi knows that he’s a fraud.

“Anybody that Obasanjo is supporting, Babangida is supporting.

“I and Sahara Reporters also found out that Peter Obi was building substandard hospitals and never built schools, as it later revealed.

“He was investing state money in his private business and carrying money in cash to Apapa.

“One of which was N250 million, and the police arrested them (Peter Obi) and found out that he was stealing money.

“All these things are on Sahara Reporters now. So if some people now go and repackage Obi and claim that he is going to help Nigeria work, and I say to them my full chest that this is a packaged fraud, and you get upset about that, that is not my problem.”

Despite potential backlash, Sowore said he remained steadfast in his commitment to exposing what he perceives as the truth about Obi and other politicians.

He urged Nigerians to scrutinize political figures carefully and not be swayed by emotional attachments, emphasizing the importance of holding politicians accountable for their actions.

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