Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says “many” Nigerians no longer believe the country’s two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), can address the country’s numerous problems.
While explaining why the PDP lost the recent Ekiti governorship election, Obaseki said in a video posted by AIT on Tuesday that many Nigerians no longer want the APC and PDP and have now become ‘Obidients.’
Supporters of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, are known as ‘Obidients.’
“How can PDP, the party, not win? They were not even number two. So, you can see that something is going on and we do not want this to be a trend. The future of our politics in this country is changing,” he said.
“I do not know whether you are closely watching what is going on — the level of disenchantment within the parties. I am sure in all of our homes now, we have so many people now who call themselves ‘Obidients’.
“I don’t know whether you have them in your house. Just ask them, ‘which party are you?’ They say ‘Obidients’; you understand. They do not want us; they are not talking about PDP or APC.
“They are looking for alternatives and they are many. You see all of them queuing for their PVCs now. They are not looking at the direction of PDP or APC now. They are looking for alternatives.
“If we do not curb this, if we do not make our party attractive, I do not know what will happen in the next elections.”