January 13, (THEWILL) – The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council has dismissed, as useless, fake and unfounded, reports of an assassination attempt on its presidential candidate in the course of his campaign in Enugu state, on Thursday.
In a statement by the Head of Media, Diran Onifade, the Campaign Council said the video clip wrongly tagged an assassination attempt on the life of Peter Obi, was a routine crowd control scene with excited supporters who trooped out to greet him at his alma mata, the University of Nigeria Nsukka, earlier same day.
The statement reads in part, “The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign wishes to dismiss, as useless, fake and unfounded reports of an assassination attempt on our Presidential Candidate today, in the course of his ongoing Enugu State Campaign Rally tour.
“The video clip was a routine crowd control scene as excited supporters trooped out to greet him at an appearance at his alma mata the University of Nigeria Nsukka earlier today.
“Mr Peter Obi and his campaign team are hale and hearty and the campaign train continues to be received by unprecedented welcome as it bestrides the nation.”