FastNews reports that the Obedient Movement of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, according to Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, has grown into a nationwide endeavor.
In response to allegations that quoted him as saying Enugu state was not “obidient,” Chukwuma claimed that the former governor of Anambra State enjoyed such high levels of acceptance and popularity that no amount of smear campaigns would be able to bring him down.
He, however, denied that he had been against Obi’s presidential ambition> He clarified that he has supported the movement more than those persecuting him.
The Archbishop said Obi has shown credibility, character, honesty and capacity in public office, as governor of Anambra state and other offices he had previously held.
He said, “My own concern is that Peter Obi has been found to be very credible. Nigerians should be out to make sure that young people should be given chance and allow him (Obi) to clean the mess that we’re in Nigeria.
“It is quite clear that in this country people know me as speaking out, I’ve been condemning the evil in this society and in Nigeria.
“And we are very much aware that even in my synod, I condemned the evil things happening in this government led by Buhari and I meant it that we need a new Nigeria, new Nigeria, a new win into a new wineskin.”
He added “There is no doubt that I said, both Atiku and Tinubu are expired and they have no new things to offer us. And I talked about being ObiDIENT nationally. But the situation is that living in Enugu and seeing what has happened in the past years where PDP has been in power for years and other parties have not surfaced until now, it has become very much necessary for people to know that Enugu, as it is, has been so entrenched into a party called PDP.
“I totally support Obidient nationally, but state-wise, I’m talking about the personalities in the state, and I do know that those in the state that are not corrupt will be endorsed and voted by us. We’re praying that the right people under God will come up in this nation to vie for positions that will make Nigeria to be better.
“Let us be very careful of corrupt politicians who may want to run under Obi or Obidient because they feel that it is catching waves,” he warned.