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Politics of Monday, 10 April 2023


Obidients must bear attacks as sacrifice for new Nigeria – Peter Obi

Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, said his supporters, popularly known as ‘Obidients,’ should bear the attacks they receive as a sacrifice for a new Nigeria.

Obi stated this in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

The Labour Party presidential candidate said he and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed are pained that their supporters were being attacked because they choose to stand by them.

But, Obi has described alleged attacks on his supporters as a plot to demarket the “Obidient movement,” which according to him would fail.

He tweeted, “Datti and I are painfully mindful that for the mere reason of being OBIdient, most of you have suffered vituperations, physical attacks, loss of rights and privileges, hateful trolls, indignities and vexatious fighting words, even from some of those we long regarded as civic leaders and conscience of our nation.

“Please bear such attacks as the sacrifices that we are all required to make in order to create a new Nigeria, where justice, equity, fairness, love and prosperity shall reign.

“Be assured that Datti and I are with you, and that the ongoing unfortunate orchestrated efforts to demarket and delegitimize the OBIdient Movement will fail. We are fully structured and have remained focused and steadfast in addressing the ills in our nation.

“While underpinning the supremacy of our Constitution and imperatives of the rule of law. Do not relent; and do not be lured into unnecessary conflicts. Be assured that in the fullness of time, our mission to rescue Nigeria from those engaged in state capture will come to fruition.”

Obi said he and Baba-Ahmed are using all lawful and peaceful means to reclaim their mandate to create a “new Nigeria.”

He said, “Therefore, in all your actions and inactions, I continue to implore you to be law-abiding, respectful and peaceful.”