IT WILL BE DIFFICULT
TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST PETER OBI.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, former Senate Minority Leader has stated that it will be difficult to campaign against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.
According to Abaribe who recently resigned from the main opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA;
“The antecedents and swelling followership of the former Anambra State Governor had made his candidature the choice of many Nigerians’.
Senator Abaribe speaking at the inaugural Ikenga online town-hall virtual meeting, said Obi’s phenomenon had brought huge revolution in the country’s electoral system, and the emergence of Obi had re-awakened the interest of many Nigerians in the political process.
He explained that a lot of youths and Nigerians from across the different geo-political zones who had lost interest in the political system had suddenly developed interest in the 2023 elections.
Abaribe observed that Obi was frustrated out of the PDP, just like himself but noted with delight that progressive Nigerians who want a new and better country are now rallying support for him.
” There is no gainsaying the fact that Obi has galvanized interests of people not just in Igbo land but across other geo-political zones. He has revolutionized the system.
People are now saying let’s now go and vote. “People who had lost interest before are now showing interest in voting.
” Though I’m in a different party, the truth is that it will be difficult for me to say: Don’t vote for Obi. In fact, some parties have already adopted him. They tell people: For President, vote for Obi, and then for other positions vote our party.”
The political cabal in the country never envisaged the eruption of Obi phenomenon, but added that the movement is massive and exponential, he added.