Opponents desperate to ride on Obi’s popularity and acceptability.


There is really nothing desperation cannot do and that's exactly what is playing out in political circles, as everybody, including presidential candidates of opposing parties want to tap on the name of the moment, Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, says the Obi Datti campaign team.

In a press release, the Obi-Datti Media Office says its attention has been drawn to some video of the Labour Party, LP, presidential standard bearer, Mr. Peter Obi, when he was the running mate of the former Vice President in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2019, calling on Nigerians to vote for Atiku.

The media office also noted that a video of Obi attending the presidential declaration of Atiku earlier in the year explaining why he attended the declaration while nursing the same ambition, are being circulated as Obi’s testimonial on Atiku.

The Obi-Datti Media Office  say however that it’s understandable why everybody wants to tap on Obi’s ‘anointing’. “He is the only name in the political space currently that has the peoples acceptance and his opponents want to draw from his national and international endorsement,” the press statement explained.

It state further that Peter Obi had delivered and still delivering tempting and irresistible messages that resonate with Nigerian people to which opponents think they can tap from by posting his past remarks on them to deceive credulous voters.

The statement notes: “Truth remains that Obi actually asked Nigerians to vote for Atiku in 2019 when he was his running mate when he had hoped his position as his number two will help his aspirations, especially as the position of President was justifiably zoned to the geopolitical North then.

“Today all discerning minds are unanimous that for justice, peace and stability, the Presidency of this country should go South and in particular the South East who are yet to occupy the position, especially as the North held the position for the past eight years.

More so, the LP Presidential ticket holder also succinctly explained why he attended Atiku’s declaration while nursing the same ambition, because he does not see politics as war of enemies, even more so, he was still in the same political party, the PDP with Atiku then.

The Obi-Datti Media office therefore appealed to Nigerians, particularly the Obidient family to disregard the mischief intended by the circulators of such video, who thought they can tap on Obi’s soaring popularity from the back door.

“If they have message to Nigerians why the voters should look their way in 2023, they should have been showcasing it instead of looking for a good name to tap from,” the Obi-Datti team argued.

The Obi-Datti team therefore advises the mischief makers, who are seeking to harvest where they did not sow that this electioneering is era of 3Cs; competence, character and capacity. “It's no longer of empty sloganeering of my turn or entitlements based on religion and tribe, as that era is now history,” they concluded

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