Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo state, has asserted that “many” Nigerians are looking for political parties other than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a video aired by AIT on Tuesday, Obaseki explained why the PDP lost the most recent governorship race in Ekiti by claiming that many Nigerians no longer support the APC and PDP and have instead become “Obidients.”
Supporters of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) 2023 presidential candidate, mostly refers to themselves as “Obidients.”
According to Obaseki, the PDP must come up with a plan to stimulate Nigerians’ interest in the party.
“How can PDP, the party, not win? They were not even number two. So, you can see that something is going on and we do not want this to be a trend. The future of our politics in this country is changing,” Obaseki said.
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“I do not know whether you are closely watching what is going on — the level of disenchantment within the parties. I am sure in all of our homes now, we have so many people now who call themselves ‘Obidients’.
“I don’t know whether you have them in your house. Just ask them, ‘which party are you?’ They say ‘Obidients’; you understand. They do not want us; they are not talking about PDP or APC.
“They are looking for alternatives and they are many. You see all of them queuing for their PVCs now. They are not looking at the direction of PDP or APC now. They are looking for alternatives.
“If we do not curb this, if we do not make our party attractive, I do not know what will happen in the next elections.”
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