Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki claims that while he has not declared support for Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for president, he will support Atiku Abubakar, the party’s nominee.
Crusoe Osagie, the governor’s press secretary, referred to allegations that Obaseki had endorsed Obi as “false and malicious” in a statement on Wednesday.
“No statement to such effect originated from the governor.
“The story is being peddled by detractors with ulterior motives, intent on misleading and misinforming members of the public for their selfish interest,” Osagie stated.
“Governor Obaseki has, from the onset of the electioneering cycle, been at the forefront of the campaign for our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa.
“The public is hereby warned to watch out for antics of quacks and unprofessional media organizations as well as unscrupulous individuals, seeking to misinform and stir confusion with their outright fake news.
“Obaseki, as the leader of the PDP in Edo State, will deploy his massive support base to ensure the victory of our party and its candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections,” the statement added.