Today, Monday, August 22, 2022 IDOMA VOICE brings you the latest update on Peter Obi.
We look at the latest activities of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The South-East elders and key political actors have intensified consultation with prominent religious and traditional rulers to concretise their plan for Igbo presidency in 2023.
Among those they being reached out to are the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
Emerging third force, the Labour Party, is set to bolster its ranks in Nasarawa State as 27,000 registered members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged their allegiances to the party.
The party said plans have been set in motion to receive the defectors into its fold in the first week of September, 2022, The Punch reported.
Disclosing this on Saturday, August 20, 2022, was the state Chairman of the party, Alexander Emmanuel, who oversaw the inauguration of a new Labour Party office donated to the party by youth and women groups in Agyaragu community, Obi Local Government Area of the state.
Emmanuel noted that the new 27,000 defectors from the APC and PDP will add to the party’s one million supporters drawn from 56 support groups across the 13 LGAs of the state.
Ayo Adebanjo, leader of the Yoruba socio-culture group, Afenifere, has said the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi is better than Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to Adebanjo, Obi is better than Tinubu and Atiku in terms of “politics of principles.”
He explained that in the area of principles of fairness and justice, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate is better than Tinubu and Atiku.
Adebanjo said, “I am talking of politics of principle. I know that Peter has not got the dollar of Tinubu nor has he got the dollar of Atiku.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, on Friday paid the Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
Soludo and Obi met behind closed doors after which Obi lauded Soludo for the “great job he is doing in Anambra State.”
This is contained in a statement posted to the Facebook Page of Soludo TV on Friday.
Valentine Ozigbo, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has dumped the party.
Ozigbo has now declared his support for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
In an appearance on the evening programme ‘The Arise Interview’ programme anchored by Charles Aniagolu on Thursday, August 18, 2022, Mr Ozigbo revealed that his decision to resign from the PDP was based on the need to ensure that at this precarious time in Nigeria’s history a competent and visionary leader was elected to lead Nigeria into the future.
It was a massive turn out on Wednesday in Kano as Labour Party holds its first Town Hall Meeting in the state.
The venue of the meeting was filled to capacity.
One of the attendants said, “Northwest will support their son to emerge VP, as for Kwankwaso, he can’t succeed a fellow northern Muslim from the same zone and his people already know it’s not good for stability of the country.”
The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Wednesday visited singer, Femi Kuti.
Obi during the visit assured the singer that his ‘Obidient movement’ will base its campaign on issues rather than personality attacks.
This is coming few days after Femi raised the alarm that Obi’s supporters were threatening to burn down his house,
The former Anambra governor gave the assurance when he visited the musician, according to a video clip online. Others present during the meeting include Charles Oputa, known better as Charly Boy, among others.
“I saw what my own brother, Femi, tweeted and I said no! that is not what the future and the society we want to build.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has revealed the reason he met the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, among others.
He spoke on Tuesday while addressing journalists after returning from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
IDOMA VOICE reports that Obi had met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.
Others at the meeting include former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; and former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, among others.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, on Tuesday, has revealed why he doesn’t talk about the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
According to Uzodinma, although Obi is his Igbo brother, his business is to market the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the South East.
Uzodinma stated this during an interview with Channels TV’s Politics Today.
He noted that there are many loyal members of the APC in the South East who are ‘obedient’ to the party.
Some traditional rulers and religious leaders in Anambra State have declared their support for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to them, the noise over the Muslim-Muslim ticket bt Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shetima is baseless.
According to them, there is no issue with a Muslim-Muslim and or Christian-Christian so long as the individuals are capable.
For the traditional rulers and clerics, all of who preferred not to be named, the three leading contenders are all capable.
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has described his meeting with Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi as a search for better Nigeria.
IDOMA VOICE reports that Obi had a secret meeting with some PDP top-shots in Port Harcourt in attendance.
The meeting is the second time Obi would meet with Wike after dumping the PDP and declaring his presidential ambition.
Others in attendance include, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo; Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; Mohammed Adoke and several others.
In a tweet after the meeting, Ikpeazu wrote, “The search for better Nigeria requires that we all unite to share ideas & work together regardless of political differences. It’s our country’s peace & prosperity that matter to the majority of Nigerians & every leader must think along that line and engage to realize that.
The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, on Monday, has declared his support for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The cleric said Obi has become a national project that deserves the support of every Nigerian.
He said that the popularity and acceptability was so high that the opponents and enemies alike would not be able to pull him down no matter the campaign of calumny.
Chukwuma who was reacting to reports in the media quoting him as saying that Enugu state was not ‘Obidient’, said he is not and has never been against Obi’s presidential ambition but rather has supported it more than those persecuting him.
Activist Aisha Yesufu has slammed Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State over his tweet mocking Peter Obi’s proposed rally in the state.
Nigerian singer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has lambasted the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over his recent tweet mocking supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The Kaduna governor had in a tweet made fun of the proposed Two Million March rally in Kaduna Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Ahmed-Baba.
Singer Frank Edwards has faulted those saying that Peter Obi’s supporters are only social media.
Many people believe that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has no structure and does not stand a chance in the 2023 election.
Many of them are of the opinion that Obi’s followers are only online.
Responding, Edwards said, “Why do some say some people’s support is only on social media as if it’s ghosts that own the social media accounts.”
Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has asked Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party to prove to northerners that he’s not a supporter of the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB.
Garba said the only way northerners will believe Obi is for him to visit Arewa House and openly declare IPOB as a terrorists group.
He tweeted, “To disprove Miyetti Allah, Peter Obi should go to, organize a media conference & categorically call IPOB as terrorist that they are, like all senior political leaders from the North called Boko Haram & Bandits as terrorist.
“Alas, he may not do that. Don’t blame them.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dismissed the possibility of a proposed rally for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, gaining any traction in Kaduna State.
Early Monday, El- Rufai quoted a tweet, calling for a two million man march in Kaduna for Obi, and said, “In Kaduna? Not Kaduna Twitter? –
“I hope you get Two Hundred persons on the streets, including those ‘imports’ that can’t open their shops on Mondays, and came on overnight bus last night!!
“I jus’ dey laff, wallahi tallahi!! – #KadunaResident.”
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has revealed that he’s ready to carry everybody along in his government if elected president of Nigeria in 2023.
Obi made the statement at the weekend when he featured in an interview on News Central TV.
According to him, Nigeria is highly divided because there has not been any dialogue to bring them together.
“The simple thing for Nigerians to ask themselves is, we have been in this business for 24 years, are we on the right road? If you have been in a situation for 24 years, people have been promising and not delivering,” he said.
Former presidential aspirant and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Garba, has described supporters of Peter Obi of Labour Party as idiots.
He said Peter Obi’s supporters will labour in vain because he will fail to become president in 2023.
He tweeted on Sunday, “Don’t be deceived by the so-called Obedients, they are either Obidiots or ObideEnd, but one thing about them is clear, they shall always go and Labour in vain.”
The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has been accused of raising terrorists ahead of the 2023 election.
Deji Adeyanju of Concered Nigeria made the claimed in a tweet on Sunday.
According to him, Obi supporters, also known as Obidients, have been threatening to kill anybody with dissenting voice against their ‘new messiah’
Activist and lawyer, Deji Adeyanju has alleged that supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, are threatening to kill him.
Adeyanju, who has been a staunch critic of Peter Obi, has said the Labour Party’s candidate will come a distant third in the 2023 presidential election.
He alleged that Obi is training terrorists in the name of running for president.
Supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate Labour Party, LP, on Saturday took over the streets of Calabar in a massive rally.
The rally, which was attended by thousands of youths, literally paralyzed vehicular movements in the Paradise City.
The demonstrators were seen displaying placards with inscriptions asking Nigerians to support Peter Obi to emerge victorious in 2023.
IDOMA VOICE reports that supporters of the Labour Party candidate had last week staged a one million-man march in Nasarawa.
The event had many young people in attendance, who clamoured for Peter Obi as the next president of Nigeria.
Supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party staged a rally in some parts of the FCT Abuja on Saturday.
The rally, which was witnessed by IDOMA VOICE, kicked off at the Sada Cruz junction, Jikwoyi, with many youths in attendance.
Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, has said it is not yet the time for Peter Obi of the Labour Party to become the president of Nigeria.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, Melaye said Peter Obi lacked what it takes to lead Nigeria as a president.
Melaye maintained that Atiku had engaged in interactions with Nigerians and he is confident of winning.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was at the ongoing convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
IDOMA VOICE reports that the 2022 convention is currently ongoing at the Redemption Camp, along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, Ogun State.
The congregants could not hide their excitement as they screamed the moment it was announced that the LP presidential candidate was in the Redemption Camp for the first time.
This is coming a few weeks after Obi received a rousing welcome at the Glory Dome of the Dunamis Church during the Mid Year Worship in Abuja.
Socio-political commentator and lawyer, Deji Adeyanju has described Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate, as a criminal.
Adeyanju said Obi stole billions of naira from Anambra state while he was the governor and put it in his family business.
He also described Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate as a smart looter who milked the country dry as vice president between 1999-2007.
The former PDP media director also accused Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate of using his company to collect revenue for Lagos State.
Femi Kuti, son of afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has described supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate for 2023, Peter Obi, also known as “Obidients,” as zombies.
Zombie was the title of a studio album released in 1976 by his late father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, when he derided Nigerian soldiers as a bunch of robotic and senseless individuals.
“You know what obedience means? Stand up, sit down, sit there — zombie,” Mr Kuti said during a performance at the Shrine Thursday night in Lagos, wondering why Mr Obi’s popularity has grown rapidly in recent months.
“How can you be Obidient in this chaos? I am not Obidient. Tell me, at 60, why am I Obidient? You said I should be Obidient, sit down, be peaceful,” he said. “Are you all okay in this country?”