15th June, 2019
Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has alerted Nigerians about a fraudulent empowerment scheme advertised in the social media by scammers using his name.
The fake Peter Obi Facebook account announced a non-existent empowerment scheme which states:
“Nigeria’s federal government has sponsored all Nigerian top politicians to empower all Nigerian citizens with a minimum of # 400,000 to #1,000,000 to help them get good education and start-up businesses. If you are a Nigerian citizen, do not let this opportunity exclude you. To be a beneficiary, contact or watsApp Hon. Sharibu on 09069383539.
“GOD BLESS NIGERIA. Thanks.”
Obi’s Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, said in a statement on Friday: “This is false and has nothing to do with Mr. Peter Obi.”
He advised the public to ignore the fake post and to alert their friends and relatives “to avoid some people falling prey to the machination of evil men.”