Islamic Movement of Nigeria Leader, (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has cleared the air over his endorsement of the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
El-Zakzaky described the viral reports of him endorsing Obi as a falsehood that should be ignored.
Reports claimed that the Shi’ite leader urged members of his movement to get their Personal Voter Cards, PVCs, and vote for Obi next month.
However, his lawyer, Marshall Abubakar of the Falana & Falana Chambers, has urged the general public to disregard such statement dismissing it as untrue.
He also disclosed that “some presidential candidates” approached him for an endorsement but he refused.
“That is fake news. I can confirm to you that there is nothing of such, though some presidential candidates have reached out to him, he has refrained from endorsing any of them because he believes the 2023 presidential contest is bereft of ideological leaning,” Marshal told newsmen.
Recently, former president of the country, the Egba High Chief has Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi for 2023 presidential elections in the country.