Former Enugu state governor and senator representing Enugu East in the Senate, Chimaroke Nnamani, has urged his voters not to succumb to pressure or sentiment to vote for Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi in February 2023 .
This is as he assured them that People’s Democratic Party candidates would emancipate them from hardship.
The senator further warned them against accepting Greek gifts from Obi’s supporters, popularly known as “Obidients.”
According to Nnamani, in a statement he signed, this will ruin the PDP’s chances of producing state governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and the House of Representatives.
The senator likened the Obbidients movement to the story of a turtle who borrowed feathers from other animals to allow him to fly to attend a party, only to appropriate only what belonged to everyone else.
“That’s exactly what they want. To borrow from everyone and turn around to appropriate everything. Don’t give them your feathers. Let them stay on the ground where they belong. Your feathers are the structures they need. Call their bluff,” he emphasized.
He added: “Our party and platform is PDP. We must remain steadfast. We must not be influenced by the Obiient sentiments and vote for the Labor Party. If we blur the distinction, it will be difficult to reverse it.”
Nnamani went on to say, “Remember, these Obidienten proponents are vociferous, rowdy, intolerant, converts, condescending, but less than 0.25 percent of the over 200 million Nigerian population. At least Osun State 2000 votes for Labor Party confirm it.
“Why should we create a foundation and beachhead for others? We cannot allow Obidiens to inherit our labor in the PDP. Do you give invaders in battle your beachhead to land and now try to scare them away? We must be on our guard, for they lure us into a false sense of complacency with subterfuge.”