- Obidients, supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, have been challenged by popular political commentator Deji Adeyanju
- Adeyanju said Obi will “distant 3rd” in the 2023 elections and placed a bet of $10k (about N4.2 million with on of the supporters of Obi identified as Ben
- The convener of Concerned Nigeria, however, said Ben has not fulfilled his promise by placing his own bet
Popular political commentator Deji Adeyanju has placed a bet of $10k (about N4.2 million) with supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
The convener of Concerned Nigeria had earlier called on Obi’s supporters in Nigeria and the diaspora to make a bet with him that their candidate will emerge “distant 3rd” in the 2023 elections.
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In his post on Monday, August 15, with evidence of payment, he said:
"$10k credited to Egbon @DeleMomodu’s account. Now waiting for Ben the Obidient to do his part. We don’t display fake cash on social media here. Still ready to bet more because I’m looking for money for my PhD. next year."
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Adeyanju challenged one of the numerous supporters of Obi, identified as Ben, to honour his words by placing his own bet too.
In another tweet, the political commentator said Obi, the supporter of Obi, has refused to place his own bet.
“The Obedient guy, Ben is telling new stories now after agreeing on a call with Egbon Dele MOMODU and giving me the go ahead to pay the money in the Whatsapp group we created for this purpose.
“After displaying fake money online, the guy is suddenly afraid to perform. Obidents, why do you always lie like your mentor? Pay up Ben!”
2023: Peter Obi not ready to be Nigeria's president, says Ajulo
In another related development, a former national secretary of Labour Party and constitutional lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, has berated the manner in which Peter Obi is going about his campaigns.
According to Ajulo, Obi's manifesto is more of a rhetorical analysis than viable plans to solve the myriad of problems facing Nigeria at the moment.
The rights activist made this statement while reacting to the political developments in the country.