OBIdient Movement Not About Tribe Or Religion, But Saving Nigeria – Peter Obi
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has rejected charges that the ‘Obidient’ movement is an Igbo agenda or an attempt to Christianize Nigeria, stressing that his goal is a unified Nigeria where the youth have a sense of belonging.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has dismissed charges that the ‘Obidient’ movement has an Igbo agenda or is an attempt to Christianize Nigeria.
Obi stated in a tweet on Sunday, March 26, 2023, that the movement is not about his tribe or religion, but about saving Nigeria and its democracy.
He stated that his role in the movement is to serve as a focal point and that his dream is for a united Nigeria where youth from all geopolitical zones feel a sense of belonging.
He wrote: “In the life of every nation, there is a turning point. For Nigeria, that time is now; a time to save Nigeria, save our democracy and give the Nigerian youths hope. The OBIdient Movement has been the arrowhead in the take back Nigeria mission.
“My role in the Movement is that of a Focal Point. As I’ve always stressed, Nigeria remains a secular state. As such, the movement is not about my tribe or my religion, and it is not an Igbo agenda or in any way, to Christianize Nigeria.
He urged everyone not to associate the OBIdient movement with ethnic or religious implications and vowed to become President of a unified and indivisible Nigeria.
“My aspiration is for a new Nigeria, where the children of a nobody will become somebody. A nation anchored on national interests, and not sectional interests; where the entire youths from the six geopolitical zones will have a sense of belonging in the affairs of their country.
“No one should ascribe ethnic or religious colouration to the OBIdient Movement. Nigeria is one and my ambition is to become the President of a United and Indivisible Nigeria.”
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