A House of Representatives member-elect on the platform of the Labour Party, Godwin Amobi Ogah, has received severe backlash for extolling President Bola Tinubu, following a meeting with him.
He said he never knew the APC presidential flagbearer was so intelligent and prepared to serve Nigeria.
Amobi, who was elected from Abia State, stated this in an interview he granted to newsmen after the meeting between the federal lawmakers-elect and Tinubu at the State House to resolve the ongoing leadership crisis in the National Assembly.
He made the statement, amid his party’s presidential candidate’s ongoing petitions, contending the victory of Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja.
Tinubu had earlier met the lawmakers-elect from opposition political parties over the intensifying leadership tussle.
The meeting was attended by opposition senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), among other opposition parties at the State House in Abuja.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, Amobi said: “Well, I can tell you that today is my best day, today I’m so happy that I’m an elected member seeing my President talking. In fact I never knew that this man is so intelligent. I never knew that this man is so prepared to serve this country.
“I saw the love, I saw the character, I saw the charisma, the belief that Nigeria can be a better nation. So I’m so glad that the meeting we have today is going to take us a little bit to a more stabilised house. Now, even without talking to us again, we’ve agreed that we are going towards the government decision. Not minding, I’m of Labour Party.
“As at now, the party is not the issue; we’re talking about building the Nation, we’re talking about the unity of the nation.”
The viral video clip has sparked reactions from Peter Obi’s supporters and non-supporters.
Twitter critic, Daniel Regha said: “Peter Obi has very few genuine supporters, majority used his popularity as a means to an end; Either to win the elections, build a brand or chase clout. If Obidients weren’t trying to prove their loyalty thru bl!nd stanship, many Labour Party members won’t get massive support.”
@theoloriherself tweeted: “My dear Obidients, cancel him!!! ”
“E shock am. Other Obidients will fall in line soon. 😂🤣,” @Mvaaa commented.
Nigeria is a jungle on his part said: “baron for one year and yet today is his best day.
“Their presidential candidate is still in court against the man he believes to be very intelligent. They could not even show courage by boycotting the meeting in protest of the rigged elections, they went, could not even keep a low profile but grinding, smiling and receiving handshake all around like a baby politician. Very confused set of people.
“I have said it before, Obidents movement is the most corrupt hypocritical thing that has ever happened to our political space.
“Laslas , na APC and PDP get LP, Obidients are just on a long thing, when Peter Obi is done with them, he would quietly drop them.”
@officialisaaco said: “Them don configured this one.”