Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has denied endorsing the Labour Party presidential candidate,Peter Obi.
Abubakar was cited in a report as saying that if Obi didn’t do a good job as president, Nigerians should hold him accountable.
In response, the Sultan of Sokoto stated that such a story was incorrect and demanded that those behind it present evidence.
A statement by the monarch’s Media Aide, Prince Bashir, explained that the Palace never received Obi, as there was nothing like that 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.”