The attention of Mr. Peter Obi’s Media Office has been drawn to an article being circulated, where Mr. Peter Obi was quoted to have said that “70% of Nigerian Politicians are Lunatics.”
According to the statement made available to the press, Obi is not known for violence of speech, and did not make the statement describing the publication as a handiwork of mischief makers, who have been trying, over the years, to quote Mr. Peter Obi out of context or twist his statements in a manner to set him against the people.
The media office maintained that Anybody who has listened to Obi, even when he was the governor, would know that he always, whenever he wants to show that the wrong people have taken over would talk in terms of lunatics taking over the asylum, which means that those that are not supposed to be in a particular place have displaced the rightful people.
Therefore, the use of “Lunatics,” is always euphemistic. Obi has never and would never use it plainly to designate a given set of people as if to suggest they are mad, as the writer suggested he said about politicians.
Obi assures all classes of people of his continued respect.