The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has spoken about death threats he has received since his declaration of the 2023 presidential election.
During an interview session with Njenje Media TV, Obi said he has been told several times that people are planning to kill him if he does not stop what he is doing, according to Sahara reports.
He also noted that he has received calls telling him that he is causing confusion.
However, the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEDYL), led by Goodluck Ibem, has responded to the threats in a statement released, which in part reads thus:
“Nobody should think that he or she has a monopoly of violence. That we are peaceful does not mean that we are weak or senseless.
“Mr. Peter Obi as a bonafide citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and born in Nigeria has the constitutional right to contest for any political office he deems fit and nobody can stop that.
“Anyone who thinks he wants to attack Peter Obi is sick and the sickness will be treated appropriately at the right time.
“Only a wicked and idiotic person will be comfortable with the current state of the nation. Our country is in dire need of a drastic change that will turn things for good and some people are plotting to make matters worse because of their selfish agenda.
“We want these criminals to know that even a mad man is owned by some people and if you touch him thinking that as a mad man roaming on the street, he has nobody, his real owners will come out to defend him.
“We call on the security agencies to immediately move into action and arrest the real criminals plotting to assassinate Mr Peter Obi just because he is contesting for the office of the President which he is eminently qualified to do so. Enough said!”