- Labor Party standard-bearer Peter Obi stands firmly behind his Obidient supporters after numerous allegations of their unruly nature have been leveled on social media
- He accused the opposition of instigating such aggression and unruly stance in disguise on social media
- Obi explained that some Obidient’s open view was due to the collapse of the system
Labor Party flag-bearer Peter Obi has finally come to terms with the aggressive stance of his supporters, known as ‘Obidients’, on social media in the run-up to the 2023 presidential election.
Obi, who was a guest on Arise TV’s popular breakfast show “The Morning Show” on Monday Oct. 24, said the opposition parties are the ones who clone themselves and masquerade as his supporters to commit such unruly behavior .
However, as Punch newspaper reported, Obi explained that some of his supporters’ candid views are an emotional perspective caused by the country’s desolate state under the current administration.
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“I’ve answered that multiple times. First, there is infiltration by opponents, and there are those who believe in me and are angry. I have faithfully served people. I have never raised my voice against anyone.
“You can’t go and say because your son is yelling at people, that’s you. I’ll tell them please, but some of them are angry. Some of them have been without a job outside of school for the last ten years. You can’t control their anger. I can only appeal.”
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When asked how he plans to fulfill his campaign promises to the people of Nigeria, Obi explained that it’s about who people can trust to get the job done.
“We all say the same thing, but what makes a difference is – who can we trust? This choice is about trust.
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“We promise the same, but can we see the backstory? Things they have promised in the past, how they have delivered or tried to deliver.
“Who among these people can we say has the character, the competence, the ability, the commitment to do at least what he says? That’s what makes us different.”
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In another development, Peter Obi’s popularity is becoming more and more glaring as he is popular not only with the masses but also with his contemporaries.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom will become one of the youngest PDP leaders to support the Labor Party flag-bearer.
This law further proves that the ongoing crisis within the PDP is not yet over.