2023: Sultan of Sokoto denies Peter Obi


The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has described as false claims that he endorsed the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

It was reported by some media that the Sultan said Nigerians should hold him responsible if Obi failed to perform as president.
But the Sultan of Sokoto said such a report was false and charged those behind it to produce evidence.

The Sultan confirmed this when he attended the National Peace Meeting with Nigeria’s presidential candidates in Abuja, Friday.

 Recall that a statement by the Sultan’s Media Aide, Prince Bashir, said Obi never visited the Sultan’s palace on Wednesday or Thursday.

The statement reads: “For the avoidance of doubt, the statement is fake because such an irresponsible write-up, credited to him, could not have emanated from anywhere near or around His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of NSCIA.

“It would interest Nigerians to know that the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was not one of those that paid a visit to the palace, whether on Wednesday or Thursday.

“The simple challenge is to ask them to publish a copy of the letter purportedly written by the Sultan or a video or audio clip where he endorsed Peter Obi and denied APC’s Tinubu as contained in their peddled fakeness


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