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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has offered possible reasons why it appears his supporters and members of the movement are angry and combative.
Speaking yesterday, Obi said; ‘My followers and supporters known as Obidient Movement are made up of Nigerians who are very angry and furious over the pitiable state of their country and want an immediate change.’
The LP flag-bearer in the 2023 Presidential election said while fielding questions from Arise Television anchor team yesterday on the aggressive attitude of his supporters, that some dubious social media persons are hired by opponents to distort and discredit the mission of the movement, but noted, however, that some are genuinely reacting to the deplorable state of affairs in the country.
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‘We are aware of infiltration by opponents just to discredit but some are genuinely angry and distressed at the situation of things in the country. All I do is to appeal to them.’
The former Anambra State governor who paused his national campaign last week to enable him empathize with victims of flooding in some states, fielded questions on a number of burning issues in his mission to lead Nigerian youths in their aspiration to take back their country and rebuild it.
Obi visited the most ravaged states of Benue, Bayelsa, Anambra, and Delta, where he empathised with the victims, made some cash donations.
Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has written off Obi’s chances as far as the 2023 general elections, saying that his followers will only labour in vain.
Obaseki made this assertion while speaking on Monday at the inauguration of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party’s Campaign Council in the state.
The governor said Obi’s supporters popularly known as “Obidients” will soon run out of steam.
He also said no right-thinking person will vote in the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, adding that Nigeria will break if APC wins the 2023 presidential election.