I did not canvass support for Peter Obi, says Falae

I did not canvass support for Peter Obi, says Falae

By Samuel Ogunsona

Former Presidential aspirant, Chief Olu Falae has debunked reports that he canvassed support for the Labour Party, (LP) Presidential aspirant, Mr Peter Obi.

In a statement signed on his behalf by his Personal Assistant, Capt M. A Raji(rtd)
and made available to Irohinoodua said Chief Falae did not at anytime canvassed support for Obi.

He said his attention has just been drawn to a publication that has gone viral in which the former Secretary to the Federal government is quoted as saying that he is supporting the candidature of Mr Peter Obi as his preferred choice in the 2023 Presidential race.

Chief Falae is a member of Afenifere which called a Press Conference on Monday canvassing support for Afenifere.

He said “Although, Chief Falae admitted that he said that it was true that the South East had not had the opportunity of being Nigeria’s President, it’s for them to persuade other Nigerians that they can offer something better than candidates from other geopolitical zones. It’s not an automatic slot that can be filled without other important considerations, Chief Falae never canvassed or claimed to be supporting Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party for the 2023 race.
As a responsible leader, Chief Falae will consider all important parameters, including capacity, experience and proven track record before endorsing a candidate.”

Falae said the correction is necessary in order not to mislead the public that Chief Falae is supporting any of the candidates yet.

“It is necessary to await the programmes and manifestos of the political parties and their candidates before arriving at a particular candidate to support.”

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