Obidient movement not created by Peter Obi – Yesufu

Nigerian activist and Labour Party (LP) chieftain, Aisha Yesufu, has said the 2023 presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, did not create the Obidient movement.

Yesufu, a member of the Obi/Datti presidential campaign team, said the Obidient movement was formed as a result of the built up anger emanating from the EndSARS killings.

She pointed out that Peter Obi was a beneficiary of that anger as Nigerian youths that were unahappy with the ruling APC rallied behind him when he declared interest in running for presidency.

She stated this via her Twitter (X) account while emphasising that there was already an anti-establishment movement before the Obidient name was created.

Yesufu wrote: “Nobody created Obidient movement. After the #EndSARS killing by APC government many became interested in politics since they were mocked and told to vote out those who killed the protesters. There was a collective anger to vote out APC. Peter Obi was a beneficiary of that collective anger of the people.

“When he made his intentions to run for presidency many with that collective anger supported him and from there the name was coined to fit the candidate following the habit of naming supporters after a person supported in Nigeria. There was already a movement before the name OBIdient was coined.”

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