Labour Party’s Peter Obi Faces Phone Mishap at PEPC; Aide Steps in for Precaution

Labour Party’s Peter Obi Faces Phone Mishap at PEPC; Aide Steps in for Precaution

In a recent development at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, made allegations of election rigging against him.


However, amidst the court proceedings, he discovered that his phone was missing.

Reacting to the incident, Peter Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem, clarified the situation and explained that the phone was not stolen, but rather taken by one of Obi’s aides for safety’s sake.

Allegations of Election Rigging and Proceedings at the PEPC:

During the ongoing case at the PEPC, Peter Obi accused the 2023 general election of being rigged against him in approximately 18,088 polling units, with additional claims of overvoting in some areas of the South West.

Despite these allegations, the defendants submitted their final written addresses, urging the court to dismiss Obi’s petition for lacking merit.


Obi’s Presence in Court and Phone Incident:

Accompanied by his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, and renowned novelist Chimamanda Adichie, Peter Obi attended the court proceedings on Tuesday.

However, after the session concluded, he noticed that his phone was missing.

Several videos of him searching for the lost item circulated on social media, causing concern among his supporters.

Clarification by Valentine Obienyem:

Valentine Obienyem, the media aide to Peter Obi, issued a statement on Wednesday morning, addressing the incident and dispelling any rumors of theft.

According to Obienyem, Obi’s phone was not stolen; instead, one of Obi’s aides had taken it for safekeeping.


When Obi briefly left the phone on his table to exchange pleasantries with people in court, the aide stepped in to ensure its safety.


The incident involving Peter Obi’s missing phone at the PEPC was met with concern and speculation, but his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, cleared the air by confirming that it was not stolen.

Rather, one of Obi’s aides had taken the phone for safekeeping while he briefly attended to other matters.

The clarification put an end to the speculations surrounding the incident, reaffirming the people’s support and solidarity for the LP presidential candidate.

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