A political economist, Pat Utomi, has denied claims that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, sponsored the election of the Labour Occasion, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
That is coming in opposition to the backdrop of a declare by an LP candidate in Oyo State, Tawfiq Akinwale, that Tinubu requested Utomi to step down for Peter Obi within the buildup to the 2023 common elections.
Nevertheless, Utomi described the allegation as misinformation in opposition to him.
Tweeting, Utomi wrote: “Really if any movement from BAT got here to me, I might rapidly withdraw cash I spent at his urging in 2007 paid to a global PR company for an Orange revolution-type marketing campaign to cease third time period however not refunded.
“Particulars are within the e-book I wrote 4 years in the past. It might have helped my money movement.
“As for funding PO, I can not however be amazed at this disinformation.
“The outpouring of sources of residents in assist teams and PO’s prudent draw on his personal purse was so humbling I even turned to ODs to fund my very own actions in assist of the marketing campaign for religion in saving Nigeria.”