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Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, SAN, one of the lawyers of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has dismissed the claim that Obi was behind the allegation that the president elect, Senator Bola Tinubu had a secret meeting with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.

He said the presidential candidate was not involved in the alleged story.

The Informant247 observed that a report on Thursday, March 23, claimed that the CJN traveled out to the UK in a wheelchair to meet with the president elect.

The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has dismissed the claim that the president elect, Senator Bola Tinubu met with Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The media director of the campaign council, Bayo Onanuga in a statement dismissed the rumour.

He described the claim as an attempt to make people doubt the credibility of the victory of Tinubu.

He disclosed that the president elect is in Paris, the capital city of France and not UK.

On Friday, March 24, 2023 the Director of Press at the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, in a statement, dismissed the report describing it is false.

Reacting, the former Minister of Aviation and APC chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode in a tweet through a Twitter page, accused the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi of sponsoring the fake reports against the Supreme Court.

He said the presidential candidates sponsored the fake reports to defame and damage the reputation of the CJN.

A member of Obi’s legal team, Okutepa, describing those connecting Obi to the fake reports as are being satanic and mischievous.

He added that the presidential candidate has confidence in and respect for the judiciary, the reason he took the electoral matter to court.

“That I am in the legal team of HE Peter Obi does not stop me from speaking the truth. HE Peter Obi does not represent and does not promote fake news. Those attributing the news of CJN disguising to meet a politician [to] HE Peter Obi are mischievous and satanic,” he posted.

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