2023: ‘Obidient’ Nigerians don’t want PDP, APC – Obaseki

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THE Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, says Nigerians are no longer interested in the two top political parties in the country — Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Party — and are in search of an alternative.

Obaseki while speaking in an interview with African Independent Television on the just concluded Ekiti governorship election, further revealed that the future of politics in the country was changing.

According to him, the trend is now ‘Obedient’, an informal terminology referencing followers of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

In a video snippet posted on the verified Instagram page of the media mogul, Dele Momodu, the Edo governor said, “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.

“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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