Yekini Nabena, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, has warned the presidential flagbearer of Labour Party, Peter Obi, not to rely on any support from his ‘Obidient’ movement ahead of the 2023 election.
Nabena disclosed that the former Anambra governor would be shocked to discover that the movement only exists on social media when the actual voting process begins.
The Bayelsa-born politician, who made the statement in Abuja on Wednesday, expressed confidence that the APC will secure nothing less than 2.1 million votes in the Niger Delta during the presidential election.
He said, “I can tell you that the so-called ‘Obedient movement’ only exists on social media and after the coming elections they will naturally turn to disobedient movement, and later obituary because the movement will naturally vamoose.
“The APC will secure nothing less than 2.1 million votes from Escravos to Forcados, Brass to Bonny, in the Niger Delta. This is because our people are massively coming out to get their PVC and they know the right party and candidate to vote for when the time comes.”
The APC chieftain also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to step up its game and make adequate protection for its server, alleging that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party is only banking on hackers to manipulate the INEC server and change results in 2023.
Nabena’s outburst is coming on the heels of reports that Obi on Wednesday morning had a closed-door meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
The Labour Party presidential candidate was spotted exchanging a handshake with Wike after the meeting, which was held at Rivers State Government House.
The move has come to many Nigerians as a surprise especially as talks of a merger between Obi’s party and former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso have reached an advanced stage.