Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has called on his supporters to remain resolute and steadfast in the face of attacks and vituperations from some quarters.
News About Nigeria understands that Obi expressed sadness at the attacks on his supporters, popularly known as ‘Obidients in a series of tweets on Monday, but called on them to bear such attacks as a sacrifice for a new Nigeria.
Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, have been on a mission to create a “new Nigeria”, where justice, equity, fairness, love, and prosperity shall reign.
However, their supporters have been suffering physical attacks, loss of rights and privileges, hateful trolls, indignities, and vexatious fighting words, even from some of those regarded as civic leaders and the conscience of the nation.
Obi said he and Baba-Ahmed are aware of the orchestrated efforts to demarket and delegitimize the OBIdient Movement, but assured their supporters that such efforts would fail.
He implored them to be law-abiding, respectful, and peaceful, and not to be lured into unnecessary conflicts.
Obi also revealed that he and his running mate are using all lawful and peaceful means to reclaim their mandate to create a “new Nigeria”.
He underlined the supremacy of the Constitution and the imperatives of the rule of law and urged his supporters to remain focused and steadfast in addressing the ills in the nation.
The former governor of Anambra reiterated that his mission to rescue Nigeria from those engaged in state capture would come to fruition in the fullness of time.
He called on his supporters to bear the attacks they receive as the sacrifices required to create a new Nigeria, where justice, equity, fairness, love, and prosperity shall reign.