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In a video shared on social media last week, Mr. Obi announced that from August 31 to September 3, he will be a guest speaker at various events hosted by Nigerians in five US states.
The Premium Times newspaper reported that the dubious sale of tickets in the United States to support Peter Obi in the 2023 elections has been denounced by Pat Utomi, leader of the National Consultative Front (NCF), and Peter Obi, candidate for president of the Labor Party. (LP).
Earlier this week, Mr. Obi announced in a social media video that he would be a guest speaker at numerous Nigerian-hosted events in five locations across the United States from August 31 to September 3.
On the other hand, according to one of the flyers being circulated, the lowest ticket for the Atlanta meeting costs $250 (N175,000), while VIP and Executive tickets cost $1,000 and $5,000, respectively.
Some of Obi’s supporters, who had praised his wisdom and praised his love for a better Nigeria, criticized the ticket prices.
Regular seats are $250, VIP seats are $1,000, and executive seats are $5,000.
Peter Obi is just a cunning individual who wants to use this pick to his advantage because he knows he won’t win! Examine the prices he is asking for. He claims to be on his side! One of his ardent critics and former presidential advisers to him, Reno Omokri, tweeted in response to the development, saying, “If you don’t have shishi, stay away!” the Premium Times newspaper reported.
When asked about the controversy on Channels Television’s “Sunday Politics,” Mr. Utomi responded that the LP’s presidential candidate was unaware of the allegations.
He stated that while proceeds from ticket sales could be used to provide guests with breakfast or dinner, they have no control over that.
“We have received an invitation to an event, but we are not sure about the logistics.” You see, it’s customary in America for some to charge guests who come to eat if they’re served breakfast or dinner, but we’ve never been involved in anything wrong. We just go when the Nigerian organizations invite us. So I don’t think it will be a problem,” continued Mr. Utomi.
In light of how the diaspora contributed to historic changes in countries such as Japan and India, among others, he stated that it would be unwise not to involve Nigerians living abroad in Mr. Obi’s goal of freeing Nigeria from the control of his current government.
As reported by the Premium Times newspaper, Mr. Utomi added that given the fragile state of the nation’s economy, now is not the time to underestimate the assistance that Nigerians living abroad can provide through international remittances.
“Where appropriate”. The Diaspora will donate money to the campaigns, as they always have. As you know, I previously ran for president in 2006 and 2007, receiving support from the Diaspora, and then again in 2011.
We would solicit donations from Nigerians everywhere when the time is right. “We have already started building donation sites,” the man said.
In addition, he denied rumors that he and Mr. Obi had differences in the organization and financing of their campaigns before the elections.
Charles Odigbo was recently rejected by the LP leadership as spokesperson for Mr. Obi’s presidential campaign.
The NCF led by Mr. Utomi announced the appointment of Mr. Odigbo at the debut of the LP media team in Lagos.
The coalition is an umbrella organization of certain Third Force groups vying to defeat the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling APC in the 2023 general election.
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