Morka Lashes Peter Obi – You’re Crossing The Line With Your Accusations.
The outcome of the 2023 Presidential election remains inconclusive as the President has not been sworn in. However, the Presidential inauguration is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2023. The election was held on February 25th, and the INEC declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the APC, as the winner.
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, submitted a formal complaint to the court against the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, and the All Progressive Congress.
He requested that the court declare that Tinubu did not obtain the minimum required votes in the FCT to become Nigeria’s President-elect. Obi argued that Tinubu’s announcement as the presidential election winner was both unconstitutional and illegal.
Recently, Obi has faced several controversies, including a leaked audio recording of him and Bishop David Oyedepo, where they referred to the February 25 presidential election as a “religious war.” Additionally, there are allegations that he was detained and deported from the United Kingdom.
In a recent interview on Arise, Obi responded to the incidents and claimed that the ruling party was behind them. He suggested that the intention was to silence him and divert attention away from the irregularities that played a role in Tinubu’s emergence.
On Wednesday, during an interview on Arise TV, Felix Morka, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Party, criticized the Labour Party Presidential Candidate for making accusations against the ruling party.
Morka stated that Obi has a false belief that everyone is focused on him, whereas, in truth, people have moved on, and it is time for the LP candidate to follow suit.
Morka continued to express his opinion on the matter during the interview, suggesting that Peter Obi should take a step back and let his legal team handle his case at the tribunal. Morka believes that Obi should avoid accusing the APC of attacking him or uncovering personal information about him.
On the other hand, he alleged that the LP candidate was hypocritical for entering politics with a sanctimonious attitude, considering that running for the presidency is challenging. The APC representative also claimed that Obi exploited people’s weaknesses to gain political benefits.
The statement was made in reaction to Obi’s accusations that the APC and its followers have been targeting his character ever since he contested the victory of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
In reply to Obi’s comments, Morka stated, “Peter Obi is really crossing the line. The campaigns are over. He needs to relax and allow his lawyers handle his case at the tribunal. Accusing the APC of attacking his personal life is ridiculous.
“Obi has been way too sanctimonious for someone who volunteered to venture into politics and run for the presidency.
“He did not win the elections, he came a distant third, and he has made a political capital of exploiting people’s vulnerabilities.”