ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has assured OBIdients of his unwavering support.
The former Governor of Anambra State said that efforts to demarket and delegitimize the OBIdients movement will fail.
Obi said this in a message posted on his personal Twitter handle and addressed to his supporters on Monday.
He called on supporters to bear the attacks as a sacrifice that must be made for a new Nigeria.
This is coming following a week-long face-off between his army of supporters and Nigerian celebrated writer and Nobel prize winner, Prof Wole Soyinka.
While lamenting attacks on his OBIdient supporters, Obi said “Most of you have suffered vituperations, physical attacks, loss of rights and privileges, hateful trolls, indignities and vexatious fighting words,even from some of those we long regarded as civic leaders and conscience of our nation. Please bear such attacks as the sacrifices that we are all required to make in order to create a New Nigeria, where justice, equity, fairness, love and prosperity shall reign.”
However, he urged them never to relent, remain law abiding, respectful and peaceful in their actions and inactions, adding that all lawful and possible means under the laws are being explored to reclaim his mandate.
“Be assured that Datti and I are with you, and that the ongoing unfortunate orchestrated efforts to demarket and delegitimize the OBIdient Movement will fail.
“We are fully structured and have remained focused and steadfast in addressing the ills in our nation;while underpinning the supremacy of our Constitution and imperatives of the rule of law.
“Do not relent; and do not be lured into unnecessary conflicts. Be assured that in the fullness of time, our mission to rescue Nigeria from those engaged in State Capture will come to fruition,” he added.