Godwin Obaseki and Peter Obi
The governor spoke during an interview with African Independent Television (AIT) while reacting to the just concluded Ekiti governorship election,
KanyiDaily had reported that the APC candidate, Biodun Oyebanji scored 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who scored 82,211 votes, while the PDP came third place with 67,457 votes.
Reacting to the development, Obaseki said many young Nigerians are no longer looking in the direction of APC or PDP, but that most of them call themselves Obidients, a name supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, call themselves.
He said, “How can PDP, the party; not win? They were not even number two. So, 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.”
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