The Chief Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has accused the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi of plagiarism and identity theft.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter page on Sunday, Keyamo alleged that Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, copied the slogan/motto of a former presidential aspirant, Nuhu Ribadu, during the 2011 elections.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment also claimed that the former Governor of Anambra State incorporated the tagline as mantra for its presidential campaign manifesto.
Keyamo stressed that there is nothing original about the manifesto of the LP presidential candidate, adding that the APC flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, is the candidate to beat in the 2023 elections.
Keyamo’s allegation comes a few hours after Obi released its campaign manifesto tagged “It’s POssible”.
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) December 4, 2022
Recall that the Head of Media of the LP Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, has said Obi was part of those who produced the manifesto, unlike other parties where the candidates have no idea of the contents of such document.
In the 62-page manifesto, the LP flagbearer anchored his campaign on security, production, institutional reforms, the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development, and robust foreign policy.
Obi also promised to “Secure and unite our dear nation, and manage our diversity such that no one is left behind in Nigeria.
“Move Nigeria from consumption to production and embark on comprehensive legal and institutional reforms and practicable restructuring measures, to fight corruption; ensure the enthronement of the rule of law, and decisively tackle all forms of corruption.”
He also pledged to “prioritize Human Capital Development through robust investments in STEM education, health, and infrastructural development, with emphasis on wealth creation, distribution, and sustainable development.
“Improve access to finance, particularly to MSMEs, youths, and women, to significantly reduce unemployment and insecurity.
“Ensure that in policy and practice, governance will be made more inclusive, cost-effective, transformative, and less transactional. No more sharing of the national wealth by a few.”