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Why Edo Is The Capital of ‘Obidient’ Movement – LP

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Labour Party has revealed that Edo State is the capital of the Obidient movement of the party.

This is as it revealed why the state is special to the Obidient Movement in the country.

The party said those who have been following the progress of the party in the last two years know that Edo remains the capital of the Obidient Movement having contributed over 75 per cent of the total votes cast at the last presidential election.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, during the campaign road walk in major cities of Edo to create for its governorship candidate, Olumide Akpata.

He said, “Edo state is the capital of the Obidient Movement in Nigeria. It is our support base, and we have the best candidate for the election. It shows clearly during the last general election when the Labour Party won over 75 per cent of the total votes cast in the presidential election.

 

“The support is still there and we gave the people the candidate they demanded. We therefore insist on fair play in the conduct of the election.”

 

The Obidient Movement, which was birthed in the build-up of the 2023 general election, comprises young Nigerians who see the hope of a new Nigeria in the candidacy of LP Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi.

The impact of the movement was felt when it powered the Labour Party to a stunning performance at the February 25 presidential and national legislative elections.

To date, LP has one elected governor, 35 members of the House of Representatives and eight senators to its credit.

Reacting to Tuesday’s campaign walk in Edo, Ifoh noted that the massive turnout of people for its governorship candidate was a clear sign that transfer of power is imminent ahead of the September 21 governorship election

The spokesman also claimed the fitness walk in the company of Akpata has sent a strong warning to other political parties that the Labour Party is fully ready to win the election if the game is played by the rules.

He said, “The fitness test has just awakened the spirit of the Edolites. It is a march that is suggestive of the strength, character, resilience and capability of our candidate being the youngest amongst the top contenders in that election.

 

“The state has suffered so much in the hands of the old order. This is the time for power to change hands to a mobile generation, which the Labour Party and Obidient stand for, to trigger a positive change in the state.”

 

The party also warned against the use of agents of the state and other political detractors to undermine the party’s campaign while also advising other contestants to play by the rules.

“We are not unmindful of what transpired at the University of Benin a fortnight ago. We will resist any attempt by anti-democratic agents to play their dirty games,” he stated.

His warning comes on the heel of an indefinite suspension slammed on the University of Benin Student Union Government by the school management.

A statement released on Monday by the UNIBEN Registrar, Ademola  Bobola, said the action was in connection with the attack launched on Akpata by some students suspected to be members of the union.

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