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POLITICS NEWS: Nigerians now want alternatives to PDP, APC, Obaseki laments

POLITICS NEWS: Nigerians now want alternatives to PDP, APC, Obaseki laments

Publish date: 2022-06-21 23:16:47 | Author: Victoria Edeme | Source: punchng.com

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has raised the alarm on the impact of the ‘Obidient’ movement on the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party at the 2023 presidential elections.

The ‘Obidient’ movement refers to the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.

In a video posted by the African Independent Television, which has now gone viral, Obaseki noted that youths in Nigeria no longer want the APC and the PDP.

He said, “The future of our politics is changing, if you have been watching the level of disenchantment with the existing political parties.

“I’m sure in all our homes, we have people who call themselves ‘Obidients’. Ask them which party they belong to, they say ‘Obidient.’ They don’t want us.

“They are not talking about the APC or the PDP. They are looking for alternatives.”

Also, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has stated that the mass movement trailing the presidential aspiration of the Labour Party candidate, was giving APC and PDP “sleepless nights” and “serious scare.”

Speaking with journalists in Anambra, Umeh said, “The support of Nigerians for the former Governor of Anambra State and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, is giving sleepless nights and serious scare to members of the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and other parties ahead of the 2023 elections.

“The APC, PDP and other political parties are afraid of Peter Obi because of his resolve to banish poverty and ability to manage resources.”

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed that one of its security guards in Rivers State has been arrested on grounds of alleged extortion.

The commission’s Public Affairs Officer in the state, Geraldine Ekelemu, disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Ekelemu said the guard, whose name was not disclosed, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services.

She further disclosed that the security guard who is attached to the commission’s area office in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state reportedly collected money from members of the public.

The statement read,” The Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers State can confirm that one of its security guards attached to its Obio/Akpor area office has been arrested by agents of the Department of State Services on allegation of extortion of money from members of the public.

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