“Why we endorse Peter Mbah even as Obidients” – Group (video)
As more Peter Obi supporters in Enugu State continue to reject the candidacy of the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the state, Barr. Chijoke Edeoga, another group of Obidients has intensified effort to completely snuff life off Edeoga’s collapsing campaign.
The group, under the auspices of EnuguDecides, has estimated members of 100,000 and cut across the 17 local government areas.
Speaking during a town hall meeting with members at Nike in Enugu East on Thursday, leader of the group, Hon. Newke Sylvester, said it was not for nothing that the group has endorsed Barr. Peter Mbah, the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
“We have reasons why we are supporting Barr. Peter Mbah. We have taken time to access all the people who are contesting.
“We agree that all of them are good. But we must go for the best. Mbah is the best. For a man to start out small in the private sector and ascend a lofty position in his industry within a short period of time means that such a man has something upstairs.
“The man who built Pinnacle Oil and Gas is capable of building Enugu State.
“Mbah has all the qualities the Obidients are looking for in their leaders. That is why we are supporting him. That is why Obidients wants him to be governor of Enugu State.
The outcomes of the February 25 elections has upset the status quo especially in Enugu State politics but also left voters with mixed feelings.
While the ballots, probably for the first time, showed that power belongs to the people, the exercises have enthroned mediocrity in the representation. So many candidates whom voters did not know won.
According to Hon. Nweke, the essence of his group’s town hall meetings across the state is to educate people more on the danger of repeating what happened on the last elections. Obidient movement is an independent movement and not a political party, Nweke maintained, added that all true Obidients must focus on choosing the candidates based on character and competence.