The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that his phones were not stolen in Court on Tuesday.
Mr. Obi was present at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) for his final written address in the petition against the victory of President Bola Tinubu.
He was accompanied by Datti Baba-Ahmed, and award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
However, at the end of the proceeding, Obi discovered his phones were no longer on the table where he had placed them.
A video of him explaining the situation to his running mate, Baba-Ahmed, made the rounds on social media.
Reacting to the alleged case of theft, Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Obi, in a statement on Wednesday, said an aide took the phones for safekeeping while Obi was exchanging pleasantries.
“Yesterday, the news of the loss of Mr. Peter Obi’s phone went viral. The spontaneous outpouring of solidarity was yet again a demonstration of the love of the people for him.
“May I happily inform you that it was not a case of theft? He left the phones on his table to exchange pleasantries with some people in court, whereupon, for safety’s sake, one of his aides picked up the phones,” he said.
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