Worried about the growing influence of the Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, a former Governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has counseled members of his constituency against succumbing to pressures and voting for Obi in the 2023 general elections.
Nnamani, who currently represents Enugu East senatorial District, said Obi’s Supporters are only appealing to the sentiments of voters and told his people to remain steadfast with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates to restore hope and “emancipate them from deprivation”.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, Nnamani warned against what he described as Greek gifts from the Obi-Dients, saying their plot would negatively affect the chances of the PDP to produce state Governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives and state House of Assembly.
The Senator likened the Obi-Dients movement to the story of the Tortoise who borrowed feather from other animals to enable it fly to attend a feast only to appropriate what belongs to everyone to himself.
“This is exactly what they want. To borrow from every body and turn round to appropriate everything. Do not give them your feathers, let them Stay on the ground where they belong. Your feathers are their structures they need.”
“Our party and platform is PDP. We must stand firm. We must not be swayed by the Obi-Dient sentiments and vote Labour Party . If we blur the distinction, it will be difficult to reverse .
He also said the Obi-Dients advocates are less than 0.25 percent of over 200million Nigerian population.
“At least Osun state 2000 votes for Labour Party bears it out. We cannot allow Obi-Dients to inherit our labour in the PDP. We have to be on the alert because they are luring us into false sense of complacency using subterfuge.”
He clarified that the boundaries are clear, so also the differences, “we are Ebeano and our political party is PDP, our symbol is umbrella not Labour Party.”