Gov Obaseki Warns That “’#Obidients’ Are In All Our Homes”; Says Nigerians Tired Of APC, PDP
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Gov Obaseki warns that “’#Obidients’ are in all our homes”; says Nigerians tired of APC, PDP

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Gov Obaseki warns that “’#Obidients’ are in all our homes”; says Nigerians tired of APC, PDP

Many Nigerians are getting their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to vote for Peter Obi in next year’s presidential election, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said.

Obi, 60, is a former Anambra state governor and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 2023 polls.



Obaseki was speaking about the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State.

In that poll, Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged as the winner of the exercise. He defeated his closest rival Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came third.

Governor Obaseki, an APC member, said the results among other things meant that Nigerians were looking for an alternative to the two major political parties – APC and PDP.

In a video aired by African Independent Television (AIT), the Edo State governor said a lot of Nigerians are now ‘Obidient,’ a slang word that means Peter Obi’s supporters.

Commenting on PDP’s outing in the election, Obaseki said: “How can PDP, be part [of the election], they could not only win, they were not even number two.

“So, you can see that something is going on. And we do not want this to be the trend.”

The 64-year-old went on: “The future of politics in this country is changing, I don’t know whether you are closely watching what is going on: the level of disenchantment with the existing parties.

“I’m sure in all our homes here, we have so many people now who call themselves Obidients.

“I don’t know whether you have them in your house. Just ask them, ‘Which party are you?’ They will say ‘Obidients.’ Do you understand?

“They don’t want us; they are not talking about APC or PDP. They are not looking at the direction of APC or PDP. They are looking for alternatives and they are many. You see all of them queuing for their PVCs now.”

The governor said his party must do something: “If we do not curb this; if we do not make our party attractive, I do not know what will happen in the next elections.”

Watch the governor below.

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