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I never granted interview saying I’ll run in 2027 – Peter Obi

THE Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president in the February 25, 2023 election, Peter Obi, has denied a media interview that suggested he would seek the presidency in 2027.

The former governor of Anambra State bemoaned “an emerging pattern where fake media reports” in a tweet on Saturday.

According to Obi, the alleged interview, never happened.

“The other is about my reaction to prospective appointees into the Federal Government. Both reports are bogus,” he tweeted.

Obi stated emphatically that he would continue to speak on topical national issues through recognised news and media outfits.

“My focus and that of the Obidient Movement will not derail from the original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is possible.

“Our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement, but on putting the nation on the right footing and deepening our democracy by helping to elevate and empower the downtrodden in our society,” the LP presidential candidate said.

Recall that Obi came third in the election after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; and the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Both Obi and Atiku have been in court to challenge the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that Tinubu won the poll.

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