- Omenuwoma Josiah has rejected Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s appointment as special assistant on youth mobilization
- Josaiah was offered the appointment even as he was serving as the coordinator of Obidient movement in Isoko South Local Government of Delta state
- The young politician, however, rejected the appointment, saying Peter Obi is better for Nigeria at this time
Isoko - The coordinator of Obidient movement in Isoko South Local Government of Delta state, Mr Omenuwoma Josiah has rejected Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s appointment as special assistant on youth mobilization.
Governor Okowa who is also the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, offered Omenuwoma the appointment on Friday, July 22.
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“I choose to be OBIDIENT and I have decided to remain actively OBIDIENT because I strongly believe that Nigeria will be better if Mr. Peter Obi is president by 2023.
“I sincerely wish to thank His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to have graciously offered me the opportunity to serve and I'm most grateful to my caring big brother/friend, distinguished leader, My great supporter and father to have recommended me, influenced and facilitated the appointment.
“However, It's unfortunate it came at this time that I have actively engaged and committed myself to the OBIDIENT movement.
“I am so sorry that I have to decline the appointment, I would have really loved to serve. This is a very difficult decision.
“I wish to also appreciate all those that supported me, those that criticized me (constructively or destructively), those that were proud of me and those that we disappointed.
“Going forward, let's respect each other's decision and choice as we work towards a better Nigeria. Let's put the general interest of Nigerians first because the overall welfare and security of Nigerians is more important.”
Peter Obi: BBC says Labour Party candidate is inspiring Nigerian youths
Meanwhile, the BBC has described Obi as a politician inspiring Nigerian youths ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to the international media outlet, the Labour Party presidential candidate has emerged as a powerful force ahead of the elections.
The media firm also stated that Obi energises voters with messages of prudence and accountability that are amplified by an army of social media users. .
2023: Hope Uzodimma dismisses Peter Obi's influence in Imo
On his part, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has declared that Imolites are obedient to the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Governor Uzodimma was making reference to the popular slang used by supporters of Obi, who identify themselves as 'Obidients.'
The governor said:
“We are APC members, we are obedient to APC not to any individual or any other political party.”