The media office of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has debunked the claim that his son, Oseloka Obi stepped on Nigeria’s flag.
A Twitter user identified as OfficialPigo had claimed that Obi’s son dressed in an IPOB t-shirt stood on the Nigeria flag.
The tweet reads, “Oseloka Obi, Peter Obi’s son, standing on Nigeria Flag and putting on IPOB T-Shirt. Today, his dad wants to be President of Nigeria.”
Obi’s media house while reacting to the post described it as an act of desperation by the opposition.
According to the media house, the said young man in the tweet is not the son of the LP presidential candidate.
The statement reads, “Every day, the desperation of the opposition is becoming stronger.
“Their latest mischief is the circulation of a picture, most probably contrived, of a young man in Biafra apparel standing on Nigeria’s flag and passed it as Mr Peter Obi’s son.
“We wish to state that the said young man is not Mr Peter Obi’s son, who, by his strict upbringing marked by rigorous discipline, understands what civic duty and responsibilities entail.
“Mr Oseloka Obi is about six feet and taller than his father; while the young man they used for the mischief is slightly above 5 feet.
“The Peter Obi Media office calls on those seeking elective posts and their supporters to always be guided by the right ethics at all times.”