A leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday Karimi, had heaped praise on Peter Obi and his supporters, known as Obidients, following the stunning victories achieved by the Labour Party in the recently concluded Senate and House of Representatives elections that took place in the nation two weekends ago.
Remember that the Labour Party won no fewer than six senatorial seats and 34 house of representatives seats in the upcoming 10th National Assembly after results for the senate and house of representatives elections were tallied by the Professor Mahmud Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)….. Continue Reading
In the process, they defeated serving state governors and more experienced, powerful lawmakers.
In response to the Labour Party’s victory, Karimi, a Kogi APC chieftain who also won a seat in the national assembly, noted that Obi’s ascent opened the door for youths involved in the EndSARS protests to significantly alter Nigeria’s political landscape and, as a result, influence the elections in the manner being seen throughout the nation.
“I would say that, first of all, the youths of this country are desirous of change. When we look back to the EndSARS protests of 2020, we will realize that the aftermath of that protest is what we are witnessing in this election. It is also the aftermath of the protest that gave birth to the Obidients, the ardent followers of Peter Obi. You will also see that the emergence of Obi gave these youths something to fall back to.
So, I will say that it is the Obidients that are responsible for the big change that we have seen in the 2023 elections.”….
Senator-Elect (Kogi) Sunday Karimi says Peter Obi's emergence gave the youths someone to look up to. He hails the Obidients for causing the biggest change in the 2023 elections. #CTVTweets#PoliticsToday pic.twitter.com/sLAQaKsKcJ
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