The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has paid a courtesy visit to Afrobeats singer, Femi Kuti, days after the musician declared that he is not part of the ‘Obidient’ movement.
Peter Obi Meets Femi Kuti
KanyiDaily recalls that the 60-year-old musician wa recently accused of using the term ‘zombie’ to describe Obi’s supporters known as ‘Obidients’.
However, Kuti clarified his statement saying he only expressed his reservation with the term “Obidient”, adding that he is not against Obi’s presidential ambition.
Anikulapo-Kuti, stated that after all his family has been through at the hands of the previous Nigerian government, he’s too angry at his age to be Obedient.
The singer also revealed that his family were being threatened by some supporters who vowed they would burn the Afrika Shrine over political commentary attributed to him.
A few days after the revelation, Obi paid a courtesy visi to Kuti and assured him that his ‘Obidient movement’ will base its campaign on issues rather than personality attacks.
The former Anambra governor visited the singer and his son, Made Kuti at their residence with veteran musician, Charles Oputa, known better as Charly Boy, among others.
Obi said that his campaign would be based on everyday issues affecting Nigerians and Nigeria, adding that the recent controversy was not what the movement and his ambition stand for.
“I saw what my own brother, Femi, tweeted and I said no! that is not what the future and the society we want to build.
“We will lead a campaign based on issues that affect Nigerians and that is what I encourage everybody to do,” he said while addressing Femi in the video clip.
Watch the video below:
BREAKING: Our incoming President H.E @PeterObi met with @Femiakuti to assure him of issue based campaign and inclusiveness of all Nigerians in his movement. What a man? Dear Nigerians, we must not miss this opportunity of having H.E @PeterObi as our next President.#Obidatti2023 pic.twitter.com/G7G37iKXpx
— Peter Obi Grassroots Mobilization. (@PO_GrassRoots) August 17, 2022
See eehh, who u naturally be no fit change shaa..Man sabi embrace people. See am naa..men with today's mind to drive d future of Naija Up. No malice no hate…we Moove. Use ur Conscience..e get why Dem install am put for ur body.
Peter Obi Femi Kuti Wike Obasanjo Nepa @FS_Yusuf_ pic.twitter.com/saXToP7Jg2
— kenny ozie⚪️🇳🇬🇺🇲🇬🇧 (@kenkabulli) August 17, 2022
The Great Okwute Visits Femi Kuti..And this is why we love @PeterObi. Humility. Decency. Direct Talk.Empathy.
Hearing in the little spat with OBIdients on ‘not being obidient’ with Kuti, PO went to visit him & Charly Boy to reassure them. Omo, That’s Leadership I can submit to! pic.twitter.com/CoYnPhyFyu
— Dr. Ope Banwo (@opebanwo) August 17, 2022
Peter Obi doing his thing with Femi Kuti and co.. pic.twitter.com/Ii3Bs0eXBX
— The Ambassador♥️⚽️.. (@ambassadoriffy) August 17, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that Ghana president, Nana Akufo-Addo had disowned a report circulating on social media that he advised Bola Tinubu to step down and give Peter Obi a chance.