Ex-Minister Speaks on 2023 Elections, Reveals How ‘Obidient Wave and Obi’ Proved APC, PDP Wrong
- The strings pulled by the Obidients movements in the just concluded 2023 polls changed the narrative in the nation's political arena
- Former minister of information, Labaran Maku, maintained that many, especially the political players thought the ‘Obidient’ movement was a joke until they were caught unaware
- Maku, however, noted that although LP lacked a political structure in its first-year outing, the opposition never gave the flagbearer and his supporters a chance
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Former information and national orientation minister, Labaran Maku, has admitted many saw the ‘Obidient’ movement and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the February 25 election, Peter Obi, as a joke.
While responding to questions about the outcome of the 2023 elections, on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, March 27, Maku admitted that the opposition politicians never gave the LP candidate and his supporters a chance.
Obi and his supporters took the country by storm, shock PDP, APC, Maku admitted
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“What happened in the presidential election as you could see was that there was this wave of young people, the ‘Obidients’ that we all took for granted and we were thinking Peter Obi was a joke. Where would he go?” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said on the breakfast show Tuesday.
“So, both PDP and the APC, we were thinking ‘This man does not have structure. He will not be able to do so much’.”
He, however, maintained that young people proved them wrong and put up an unprecedented showing in the 2023 elections, The Punch further confirmed.
Firm writes CCB, demands prosecution of Peter Obi over secret assets in tax haven
Lawflex, a Lagos-based law firm, has made a fresh call over Peter Obi's secret assets in tax havens.
This is as Lawflex asked the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to prosecute the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the February 25 election, over his alleged failure to declare secret assets stashed in tax havens while he was Anambra state governor.
Lawflex made this known in a petition dated March 23, 2023, signed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, and received by the CCB Secretariat in Abuja.
Peter Obi meets FCT's female senator-elect, Victor Umeh, after receiving certificate of return
Peter Obi has congratulated some of the senators-elect who contested for various senatorial seats under the Labour Party.
The senators-elect congratulated by the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate include Ireti Kingibe and Victor Umeh.
Obi said the party and Nigerians look forward to their diligent service and contribution towards nation-building.