The African Action Congress ( AAC) presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has ‘revealed’ how he helped Peter Obi clinch the Labour Party, presidential ticket for the 2023 elections.
Sowore said that the Labour Party had a problem choosing Obi as its presidential candidate, as there were calls that the former Anambra State Governor should not be presented.
The pro-democracy campaigner said he, alongside the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, took legal steps to defend the LP and, by extension, Obi.
He stated this on Monday at the memorial lecture held in honour of the late human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, in Lagos.
“When the Labour Party ran into a problem. There was a member of the LP who insisted that the LP could not present the candidacy of Peter Obi. They had a legal problem. We went and obtain judgment in court; from the Court of Appeal, and handed it over to Falana to use it to defend the Labour Party, and by extension, Peter Obi’s candidacy. Yes! I’m just telling you that we’re in the business of saving people,” Sowore stated.
He also claimed to have purportedly rescued Obi from being impeached as Anambra State governor.
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Sowore said there were moves to “flush out Obi in Anambra State twice, Sahara Reporters saved the day. Falana on a daily basis will call me, saying: ‘I don’t know Peter Obi, but we should not allow this injustice to pass, nobody should be impeached,” saying that as of that time, “Obasanjo was impeaching everybody impeachable at that time in Nigeria. That was how Obi was able to complete two tenures. So when we speak, we know what we’re saying.”
“We are saying that we have been standing with the Nigerian people but we don’t have any sense of entitlement,” Sowore added.