The presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi has clarified that his phone was not stolen during his attendance at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Thursday.
A video of Obi seemingly complaining to his associates about his missing phone inside the court room of Court of Appeal sitting as PEPC went viral on social media platforms on Tuesday.
Obi attended the PEPC alongside Nigeria’s award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie.
But Valentine Obienyem, spokesman for Obi in a statement clarified that the phone was not stolen.
Rather, he said one of the aides of the presidential candidate took the phone for safekeeping after Obi dropped the phone to exchange pleasantries.
He said “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 sake, one of his aides picked the phones.