Governor Ikpeazu Speaks on Peter Obi's Effect on Voters, Highlights His Prediction Before 2023 Elections

Governor Ikpeazu Speaks on Peter Obi's Effect on Voters, Highlights His Prediction Before 2023 Elections

  • Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he was wary of the effect Peter Obi had on voters before the 2023 general polls
  • The governor confirmed that he warned his party members and supporters against the wave of the Obidient movement
  • According to Ikpeazu, he never campaigned against Obi as widely claimed in some quarters

The incumbent governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said he predicted the effect of Peter Obi's supporters on his ambition to contest for the Abia South senatorial seat in the 2023 general election.

Speaking on Channels Television on Thursday, March 30, the governor identified “The Peter Obi Effect” as one of the main reasons the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he is a member of, lost the governorship election in the state.

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Governor Ikpeazu has claimed that he predicted Peter Obi's effect on Nigerian voters during the 2023 elections. Photo: Peter Obi, Tribune
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On the show, which Legit, Ikpeazu said he predicted his party's loss at the senatorial and governorship contest during the polls.

The governor noted that he had, before the poll, urged members of his party and his supporters to anticipate "The Peter Obi Effect".

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I never campaigned against Peter Obi -Governor Ikpeazu

Ikpeazu also denied claims that he campaigned against the presidential ambition of Peter Obi before the 2023 general elections.

His words:

“That Peter Obi effect, I predicted it and told my party. I even volunteered that reasonable politicians should not ignore what Peter Obi was doing.
“What would happen going forward will be determined by how Peter Obi manages the groundswell of support that he had gathered. How is he going to funnel this towards an agenda that can eventually materialise in his dream?”

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After losing Abia state to Labour Party, Ikpeazu sacks all aides, gives reason

Several political appointees in Abia state have been sacked by the state government after PDP's loss in the just concluded election.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, after sacking his appointees, directed the state's accountant general to ensure the immediate payment of their March 2023 stipends.

This development was made known through a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem, on Thursday, March 30.

PDP crisis: Atiku reveals how Ugwuanyi, Ortom, Ikpeazu, and Obi became victims of Wike’s deception

In another report, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has made a fresh revelation about the personality of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

As the party's crisis worsens, Atiku said that Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Samuel Ortom of Benue state and the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, are victims of Nyesom Wike's deception.

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Atiku further said that Wike deceived Ikpeazu, Ugwuanyi and Ortom into committing political suiicide.


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