In a recent turn of events, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the remarks made by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, labeling them as a bid for unwarranted media attention.
As previously reported by LatestNaija News, Peter Obi held a press conference during which he urged President Bola Tinubu to address the ongoing controversy surrounding his educational credentials. This appeal came in the wake of a recent development where a US court ordered the Chicago State University (CSU) to release the President’s academic records at the behest of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Felix Morka, the spokesperson for the APC, issued a statement on Wednesday in response to Obi’s comments. Morka contended that the Nigerian voters who elected President Tinubu are well aware of his qualifications and integrity.
“Unwilling to miss out in the orchestrated campaign of calumny against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his certificate from the Chicago State University, Obi jumped on the tailboard of Atiku’s bandwagon to satisfy his uncanny and insatiable thirst for cheap media attention, long after his Labour Party had dissociated itself from a bogus call to action by the former Vice-President,” read the statement.
“In his drivel, Peter Obi demanded that the President reintroduce himself to Nigerians, as though the 8.9 million Nigerians who voted him last February were all groggy when they made their free democratic choice.”
“Mr. Obi must know that President Tinubu does not need a re-introduction. He does not have any identity problem, except the one contrived by the Atikus and Peters of our political firmament.
“The 8.9 million Nigerians who voted him into office were, and remain, aware of his outstanding record and accomplishments as a defender of democracy, freedom, social and economic justice for over three decades. Nigerians know President Tinubu as a thoroughbred professional and former auditor and treasurer of Mobil Nigeria, now ExxonMobil,” the statement added.
The statement from the APC underscores their unwavering support for President Tinubu, dismissing the criticism as politically motivated and unfounded.