Peter Obi, fires back at Okowa In response his accusation that the labour party (LP) Presidential candidate is whipping up sentiments through the church.
Obi, who is quickly gaining popularity, especially on social media, has visited various churches and was welcomed with open arms.
Recall that the vice presidential candidate of the peoples Democratic party, Ifeanyi Okowa lambasted the former Governor that the church should not be involved in politics.
In response, the former governor of Anambra state claimed that Okowa’s accusations were unfounded and an attempt to paint him (Obi) as a member of the nation’s “primaeval politics, religion, tribe, and geography” in a statement released on Thursday by his campaign media office, Obi-Datti.
“Obi was tagged as a mere social media blitz, hanging in the air without structure; second, he was branded an Igbo and IPOB irredentist; and now, Okowa, upset by Obi’s popularity among the lay faithful now, believes he is stoking religious feelings,” the statement continues.
“Any attempts to confine Obi within any sector will fail because the truth is that he is the leader of a movement whose membership and support stretch across all areas of our national life.
Even before he entered the current race for the presidency, Obi visited churches. He attended the 25th anniversary of a priest in July 2021 at St Mary’s Catholic Crowd in Karu, Abuja, and when he was presented, the church exploded.
Nigerians honoured him for his beliefs and the work he accomplished while serving as governor of Anambra State at a number of weddings in Abuja, Lagos, and other parts of the nation where he travelled.
“This year’s wedding of Dr. Okowa’s child at the National Ecumenical Conference Center in Abuja was one of these events. Long before he started aspiring to the presidency, Obi was celebrated at any public event.
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Obi recently visited a wedding ceremony in a mosque in Kaduna State, where he was surrounded by fans who wanted to touch him.
The Obi-Datti Media Office is also aware that the governor of Delta state was always invited to most of Obi’s high-profile public church appearances, including a recent Dunamis Church outing in Abuja.
Obi does not like to be represented where the people want him, therefore despite his busy schedule he attends unlike okowa who either stayed away or sent his wife to represent him, the statement reads.
We don’t anticipate Governor Okowa to participate in this fantasy discussion of attack dogs, but rather to make the most of all of the opportunities at his disposal to promote himself and his candidate rather than spending his time disparaging Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
The Labour Party candidate is leading a movement that cannot be slowed down or diverted by any side discussion because it was sparked by the long-standing tyranny of the people who are about to be freed by Obi’s message of hope, according to the truth that is obvious and recognizable even to Okowa.
“Since there is no turning back, taking back the country and restoring it is a mission that is nearly certain.
There is no turning back now that the oppressed have been made to release the Trigger.
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