Politics Updated: March 26, 2023

Those Saying Obi Is Unpopular In The North Are In For A Shock — LP Spokesman

By Sydney Elike
March 26, 2023

The Head of Media and Communications of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, has stated that those questioning Peter Obi's popularity in the north are in for a shock.

Onifade who spoke in a recent chat with Punch made the remark while baring his thoughts on issues arising from the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Expressing confidence in Obi's case at the election tribunal, he made a reference to when the former was impeached as governor of Anambra State and how he went back to court and fought his way back to victory.

Onifade stated that he believes that there is a first time for everything and added that what happened during the presidential election was daylight robbery.

"There is always a first time. Maybe they never had reasons to do so in the past but there is always a first time.


"I mean it was the first time when Peter Obi was impeached as governor, he went back to court and fought his impeachment when he was cheated and after three years the court ruled in his favour.

"So, there is always a first time. What happened in this election was too glaring.

"The whole world saw it. The level of observation was unprecedented.

"There is a plethora of evidence. This was daylight robbery.

"They were robbing in the presence of everybody because the world was seeing it", he said.


When asked to address the claims that Obi did not win the election because he is unpopular in the northern part of the country, Onifade stated that they will be surprised soon.

He recalled when Labour Party was referred to as a party without structure and said that it was the same third force that "beat the godfather of Lagos politics".

"This was their permutation during the election, and they will be surprised.

"They were saying that we didn’t have structure and that there were just four people tweeting in a room.

"At the end of the day, in spite of all the shenanigans, the difference between him and the people they declared as winner of the election was just two million votes.


"They have been saying that he (Peter Obi) does not have structure but how does somebody who does not have structure come that close with APC and PDP in a national election?

"We came to Lagos and beat the godfather of Lagos politics.

"They couldn’t even tamper with that. Well, what is the structure anyway?

"A structure of criminality they have put together to perpetrate themselves in power to permanently superintend over our common wealth and to permanently keep to themselves the resources that belong to over 200 million people.

"We won the election and we will present the evidence before the court. Peter Obi shook Nigeria without structure."

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