Peter Obi has urged his Labor Party (LP) supporters to back the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Cross River State ahead of the March 18 general election.
According to Naija News, Obi ran as the Labour Party’s candidate in the recently held presidential election. Former Anambra State Governor Bola Tinubu, a candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated him to win the top political seat.
While still contesting the results of the presidential election, Obi has urged his “Obidient” fans to back Sandy Onor, a PDP candidate for governor of Rivers State, on Saturday.
He thinks Onor is a strong contender for state leadership and the Obidients can back him.
Recall that Obi once belonged to the PDP.
But when the general elections for 2023 approached, the former governor left PDP.
On Wednesday morning, Obi stated during a live interview on a local TV station that the Labour Party would support specific governorship candidates in certain states ahead of the election.
“My party, the LP, does not have candidates in some states, but we are teaming with some strong candidates in those states to assure their win. In Lagos, Delta, Plateau, Nasarawa, Enugu, Abia, and a few more places, we have qualified candidates. But, in Cross River, we have decided to support the PDP and Prof. Sandy Onor as their candidate,” stated Obi.
“He is a really good candidate with strong backing from the people,” he continued. I implore all Cross River “Obidients” to vote for and support Prof. Onor, a sitting senator.
The state’s PDP claimed that Peter Obi’s endorsement of its nominee for governor attests to the candidate’s heritage as a man of the people.
Venatius Ikem, the state PDP chairman, stated that Obi’s support for Mr. Onor was a glaring indication of the candidate’s widespread support among Cross River residents.
“I wasn’t surprised to hear that Obi supported me. In fact, it is proof of how well-liked and respected our candidate is throughout the state and beyond. Speaking to reporters about Obi’s support for Onor in the March 18 governorship race, Ikem stated, “That is a big value addition to our armory and it cannot be overlooked.
We can now go to sleep with our two eyes closed confident that the governorship issue has been resolved thanks to this support of the outstanding leader of the “Obidient” Movement, he continued.
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