Veteran journalist, Reuben Abati, has criticized Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over the press conference he held in Abuja on Wednesday.
Obi at the press conference urged President Bola Tinubu to reintroduce himself to Nigerians following conflicting details about his academic records.
The former Anambra governor asked Tinubu to provide clear details about the schools he attended, whether he participated in the National Youth Service Corps, and if he changed his name at any point.
Obi added that Tinubu needs to reintroduce himself to Nigerians and the world so as to further avoid doubts and international embarrassment.
Reacting to the press conference on Arise TV on Thursday, Abati averred that the event organized by Obi was needless.
He said: “When I saw the press conference by Mr. Peter Obi yesterday, I felt it was needless. If Mr Peter Obi is considering a career in evangelism, there are many people who have gone from other careers into evangelism, but within the framework of the electoral process, what he [Obi] did yesterday, he [Obi] is just seeking the media attention, looking for publicity.
“Why do I say so, the electoral process is effectively in process, if you as a principal member of the process have any grievances, the best place to go to is the court of law, and which is what Atiku Abubakar has done, the presidential candidate of the PDP. The last time Waziri had a press conference he came out and said he wanted the candidate of NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Mr Peter Obi to join him, the Labour Party released a statement and said they were not part of it. Ok, is it that now, the Labour Party has changed its mind?.”
Abati added that the response from APC concerning Obi’s press conference was in place.
According to the APC, the Chicago State University has clarified the questions raised by Obi and there is nothing hidden about the identity of Nigeria’s president.
APC added that Obi only echoed the script authored by Atiku Abubakar.
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