Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday felicitated Labor Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi on his 61st birthday.
Applesbite understands that the former governor of Anambra State clocked 61 years of age today, July 19, 2022.
Celebrating the politician, Atiku via his verified Twitter page on Tuesday, wrote: “On behalf of my family, I wish my good friend, presidential candidate of the Labor Party, and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi a memorable 61st birthday celebration.
“I wish you many more years in good health and vitality.”
Meanwhile, the professionals under the platform of Coalition of Nigeria Professionals for Good Governance (CNPGG) have called out the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over a statement accusing Labor Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi of being behind the October, 2020 EndSARS protest.
According to some online reports, Mohammed was said to have claimed that most of the young men and women that were at the forefront of the EndSARS Movement are those currently campaigning for the former governor of Anambra state.
In the said report, Mohammed was quoted to have said: “Recent development has now unveiled the brain behind ENDSARS Protest in Nigeria which led to the destruction of Government properties and security agencies losing their lives.
“Over the years, investigation has been going on in order to unveil those behind this wicked act just to tarnish the good image of President Muhammadu Buhari and his good works.
“Mostly all the people and the misguided youths who championed the ENDSARS Protest are all campaigning for Peter Obi for President. All of them, no exception. That will go a long way in telling you that Peter Obi knows much about the ENDSARS Protest and those behind that ugly act must be brought to book to face disciplinary actions,” the Minister claimed.
Reacting, in a statement jointly signed by Dr Ado Manir (National President), and Dr Mrs Modupe Olalekan Mohammed (National Secretary), the group insisted that the campaign supporting Obi’s presidential ambition was due to the joint frustration, disillusionment, and anger by concerned youths.