Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has stated that Nigerians are no longer interested in the political duopoly of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and All Progressives Congress (APC). which have dominated the political sphere of Nigerian leadership.

In a video clip circulating on social media, Obaseki explained that majority of the youths in the country now seek an alternative, acknowledging the Labour Party (LP) presidential aspirant – Peter Obi, as the preferred choice of young Nigerians. He further urged the PDP and APC to be weary of these ‘Obidient’ ones in the upcoming general elections.

‘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,’ he said.

Relatedly, the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy, opined that Obi’s election into the Nigerian presidency will spark a series of positive changes to the nation’s security sector and end calls of secession.

The American-based group referenced the tensions in the south-east; which has escalated in recent times, stating that Peter Obi’s personality and leadership qualities will be key to Nigerian political structure.

Peter Obi—who was formerly the Governor of Anambra State and member of PDP—has seen his profile soar since announcing his intentions to join the presidential race this year. His political acumen and ambitions have also endeared him to millions of Nigerians who desperately seek a change to the current leadership in the country.

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