- Not all southeasterners are buying into 'the Peter Obi's idea' of transforming Nigeria in the coming election
- In fact, some Igbo are not willing to support the presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party and this is evident in their position on Obi's candidacy
- One of such is Simon Ekpa who maintained that the former governor of Anambra state is a betrayer; hence no true Biafran will vote for him, noting he is a distraction to their agitation
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu’s self-acclaimed disciple, Simon Ekpa has said that Peter Obi is not contesting the presidential election in Nigeria.
Ekpa, the controversial IPOB spokesperson said the British government was using the presidential candidate of the Labour Party to distract those agitating for Biafra, Vanguard reported.
Ekpa says Obi is a betrayer
The Finland-based Biafra agitator also said Nigerians from the South-East should not support Obi in the 2023 presidential election, adding that the former Anambra governor is a betrayer.
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Ekpa said these via his Twitter page on Wednesday, September 7, as he said the momentum for Biafra has increased despite the incarceration of Kanu.
“Peter Obi is not contesting for election, he was sent by Britain to distract Biafra because they have seen the momentum that the struggle have gathered despite the kidnap of Maazi Nnamdi Kanu. Therefore no true Biafran should support Peter Obi because he’s a betrayal.”
Ekpa argued that “The only people supporting Peter Obi/2023 election are Benin people because of their hatred for Biafra and some misguided Yoruba people.”
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Olukayode Durodola wrote
"That is by the way.
"Yoruba didn't support Olusegun Obasanjo in his first term president.
"If it is Gods will nobody can say no."
Emmy Prince Dotwhyz stated
"Whether you like r not am voting Peter Obi from ondo state."
Progress Baadom queried
"I don't understand this people again,so now what do they want?
"I think they should allow obi to rescue Nigeria before this Biafra Matter again."
Bright Chisom said
"No one is ready for this discussion, it would only cause more division amongst the Igbo tribe and other tribes at large that are willing to support his ambition."
Asiwaju WA noted
"Problem no dey finish for Biafra land, it's a family issue. Asiwaju is coming."
Wasiu Alabi YemiGcfr wrote
"Family affairs. Next News item please."
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"Peter obi remains the only competence presidential candidates for Nigeria comes 2023."
Nwaanayoeze Simon urged
"In as much as I support Biafra, Obi should be allowed to rebuild the walls of Nigeria before we leave."
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In a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng, Obi said he visited the WTO DG who is Nigeria's former finance minister on Wednesday, September 7, to discuss and gain some insight into the country's economic recovery.
The former governor of Anambra state thanked Okonjo-Iweala for giving him "useful advice" as he seeks to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party shared his view on the state of the Nigerian economy.
Obi took to his verified Twitter page on Sunday, September 4, stating that if elected, his administration would create enabling environment for start-ups to grow beyond just funding.
The LP presidential flag bearer added that there is an urgent need for the Nigerian government to provide a legal framework for foreign investors and indigenous partners.