Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and the leader of the Obedient Movement worldwide, has warned that any attempt to associate religious, ethnic, and other religious affiliations to the movement will fail.
Obi in a series of tweets on Wednesday said that there was backing out on taking back their mandate because the time is now.
Recall that against all expectations, the movement, which was said to have no structure, took the 2023 presidential elections by surprise by winning 12 states, including Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja.
Peter Obi, while, stated that “In the life of every nation, there is a turning point. For Nigeria, that time is now; a time to save Nigeria, save our democracy, and give the Nigerian youths hope”.
The former Anambra State Governor added that his role in the movement which has been titled “take-back Nigeria” mission was just to provide leadership and direction.
“My role in the Movement is that of a Focal Point. As I’ve always stressed, Nigeria remains a secular state. As such, the movement is not about my tribe or my religion, and it is not an Igbo agenda or in any way, to Christianise Nigeria”, he said.
He further stated his aspirations for Nigeria which includes a country where the children of nobody will become somebody. A nation inclined with national interest and not sectional interests.
He wishes the entire youth from the six geopolitical zones will have a sense of belonging in the affairs of their country and also lead a united and indivisible Nigeria.
Obi also drew the attention of Nigerians to a situation in Scotland where a 37-year-old, Humza Yousaf is set to become Scotland’s first minister, having won the keenly contested SNP’s leadership contest. Having been born to Pakistani parents, who emigrated to Scotland in the 60s, Yousaf is from the ethnic minority and a Muslim.
“I have always maintained that Nigerians must rise above ethnicity, religion, and sectarian politics in matters of governance; and that the leadership selection process must be strictly based on Character, Competence, Capacity, and Compassion; only then, shall our democracy flourish, and our society progress. Contextually, the Scottish reality is instructive and presents us with some lessons learned and missed opportunities,” he tweeted.
Peter Obi held an interactive strategy session with lawmakers elected on the party’s platform to drive home the new agenda and discuss leadership and working modalities for the incoming legislators and which he noted was very constructive.
Obi finally enjoined Nigerians to strive for a leadership imbued with Character, Competence, Capacity, Credibility, and Commitment.
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