As the 2023 election draws near, Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, on Saturday warned Peter Obi that “the thin line” between his speaking charges in his US tours and “fellowshipping with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI” is not far.
It was reported that Bwala’s caution comes as Nigerians in the U.S. host Obi, the Labour Party flag-bearer for the 2023 presidential election, in five U.S. states.
The presidential hopeful is expected to address town hall meetings and grant interviews in major cities of the leading democracy in the world.
A flier has been doing the rounds on social media showing that Obi’s townhall meeting with diasporan Nigerians in Atlanta, USA, on Friday night, has been monetised. This has elicited criticisms and jibes from his antagonists.
Obi has in the recent past been in some western nations where he addressed Nigerians and friends of the country in packed-to-capacity halls.
Earlier, Obi had met with some Nigerians in Germany, Italy, and Canada over his presidential ambition.
He had also visited the Vatican City in Rome, where he attended the ceremony where a Nigerian, Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese, was elevated to a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.
“If @NgLabour have the ears and attention of @PeterObi, pls ask him to immediately desist from the current speaking charges in his US tours.
“The thin line between it and fellowshipping with FBI is not far,” Bwala wrote in his known Twitter handle.