2023 Polls: Confusion as Obidients Take Over APC Rally in Benin, Chase Oshiomole Away

2023 Polls: Confusion as Obidients Take Over APC Rally in Benin, Chase Oshiomole Away

  • Some supporters of the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, booed Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Benin city
  • Supporters of Peter Obi, tagged as Obidients, jeered the former governor until he left the venue of the campaign rally with his supporters and APC leaders
  • A video showed Obidients who had crowded the venue of the campaign chanting "Obi, Obi, Obi" when Oshiomhole mounted the podium to address the crowd

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The campaign train of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress led by a former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, was booed by supporters of Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate.

A video seen by Legit.ng showed that Oshiomhole and members of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign train went to Ring Road in Benin, the capital city of Edo state, but met stiff resistance from Peter Obi's supporters, better known as Obidients, in the area.

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Supporters of Labour Party's Peter Obi, called Obidients, booed former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole of APC in Benin. Photo; BusinessDay, Peter Obi
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Legit.ng gathered that the APC campaign rally, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 9, was disturbed by the heavy presence of Obi's supporters.

Obidients chant

Ohiomhole, who is contesting the Edo North Senatorial seat on Saturday, February 25, had alighted from their branded vehicle to speak to the teeming crowd when some people started chanting "Obi, Obi, Obi".

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The chants went on and on to the extent that not even a call to caution or a wave of the hand from the former Edo state governor prevailed on the people.

Members of the Obidient group continued with the chants until the campaign team left the event venue with the help of some security operatives.

Watch the video below:

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Speaking during the Labour Party's mega rally in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, Obi said he expects Nigerians to hold him and his running mate accountable for a better Nigeria. Peter Obi has promised to build a Nigeria that citizens will be proud of.

Obi while promising to provide a revolutionised governance and run an all-inclusive government said Nigeria has only provided vices for the people.

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Meanwhile, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, pleaded with Nigerians for asking them to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the past elections.

Lawal said he has seen the light and is sorry for leading Nigerians to the current challenges they are facing post-2015 and 2019 polls.

He has, however, been very vocal against the APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

Source: Legit.ng

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