Those against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi are desperate to capitalize on his popularity and acceptance.
According to a press release on Tuesday, 1st November 2022 signed by the Obi-Datti Media Office, there is nothing desperation cannot do, and that’s exactly what is playing out in political circles, as everybody, including presidential candidates of opposing parties, wants to tap into the name of the moment, Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
The statement read, ” Obi-Datti Media Office attention has been drawn to some videos of the Labour Party, LP, presidential standard bearer, Mr Peter Obi, when he was the running mate of the former Vice President of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019, when he was calling on Nigerians to vote for Atiku.
“Also, 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, is being circulated as Obi’s testimonial on Atiku.
“It’s understandable why everybody wants to tap into Obi’s “anointing.” He is the only name in the political space currently that has the people’s acceptance and his opponents want to draw from his national and international endorsement.
“Peter Obi has delivered and is still delivering tempting and irresistible messages that resonate with the Nigerian people, which opponents think they can tap into by posting his past remarks on them to deceive credulous voters.
“The truth is that Obi asked Nigerians to vote for Atiku in 2019 when he was his running mate, hoping that his position as his number two would help his aspirations, especially given that the position of President was legitimately zoned to the geopolitical North at the time.”
“Today, all discerning minds are unanimous that for justice, peace, and stability, the Presidency of this country should go to the 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.”
“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 a war of enemies, more so that he was still in the same political party, the PDP, with Atiku then.
“The Obi-Datti Media office, therefore, wishes to appeal to Nigerians, particularly the Obidient family, to disregard the mischief intended by the circulators of such videos who thought they could tap into Obi’s soaring popularity from the back door.
“If they had a message for Nigerians about why they should vote for them in 2023, they should have showcased it instead of looking for a good name to tap into.
“Finally, the Obi-Datti Media Office wishes to remind those who are seeking to reap where they did not sow that this electioneering is a time of three Cs: competence, character, and capacity. It’s no longer about the empty sloganeering of my generation or entitlements based on religion and tribe, as that era is now history.