“I Can’t Be Jealous of Peter Obi”, Sowore Replies Critics

Omoyele Sowore has come out to dismiss claims making rounds – especially on the internet – that he is jealous of the traction Peter Obi is getting on social media. In an interview with Wazobia TV, Sowore claimed he had no reason to envy the labour party presidential candidate, stating on air how he was instrumental to his emergence at the LP party primaries.

The AAC Presidential candidate told journalists on Tuesday that He granted a Labour party legal team access to documents of a case decided in his favour, which they used to fight the intra-party litigation that emerged Obi as the party’s lawful Presidential Candidate
“We are talking about challenging people’s antecedents while you are here trying to divert public attention from a real socio-political issue. How will I be jealous of someone who I help? When Obasanjo, through Andy Uba, flushed out Peter Obi as governor of Anambra in 2006, and the latter became governor for 14 days, I reported against the story till the court reinstated Obi. How would I be jealous of a person I have been helping as far back?” – Sowore further disclosed.

Sowore had recently visited Lagos since the government arrested him for calling for a revolution in 2019 and confined him to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Although an appeal at the higher court now has the restriction order upturned and even declared excessive, the activist remains restricted within the nation’s border.