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Obidients don’t belong to Labour Party- Obi warns Abure



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Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has warned the party Chairman, Julius Abure that Obidient movement does not belong to any party.


Obi said it was important to state the non-partisan nature of Obidient movement –  Nigerians, majorly youths across all ethnic zones who campaigned selflessly for Peter Obi’s presidential ambition in 2023.


Obi’s warning to Labour Party Chairman, Abure, followed the latter’s appointment of a 10-man committee to head Obidient Directorate on May 30.


The ten-man-member directorate headed by Abure appointed Mr. Marcel Ngogbehei as director, also had Mr. Aju Elumelu as deputy director, (Diaspora), Mariam Ismaila, Chukwuemeka Gerald Okafor, Angel Innocent, Tony Ashekomeh Jnr, Emeka Ezechi Josiah Omenuwoma, Emmanuel Odusote and Adeyeye Tosin as deputy directors.


According to Abure, the Obidient directorate would “coordinate the registration of all members of the Obidient community and integrate them fully into the structure of the party. Ease Diaspora participation in the affairs of the party.


“Receive complaints and deal with same and where they are unable to deal with same, refer such complaints to the leadership of the party. Coordinate collection of dues and donations to the party and to ensure that all Obidients are financial members of the party. Work closely with the National Youth Leader, National Women Leader, and National Organizing Secretary in order to create programs that will fully and effectively assimilate all members of the Obidient family to the party.”


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Peter Obi in reaction on Wednesday, June 5 said “Obidient Movement is not directorate of any particular political party. Any individual or individuals claiming to be leaders of this non-existent directorate are simply not members of the broader Obidient Movement.”


He added, “There may be a youth mobilization directorate in political parties but the Obidient movement is far beyond a particular political party. The Obidient Movement is a diverse and inclusive collective that transcends traditional political, religious, and ethnic affiliations.


“It is not domiciled within any particular party or headquartered in any particular part of the country. Its membership spans across Africa and the globe, comprising individuals from various backgrounds, including rural communities, and public, private, and corporate entities, united by a shared vision for a New and better Nigeria. Guided by the principles of adaptive and transformative change, progress, discipline, and democratic values, the Obidient Movement advocates for fairness, equity, inclusivity, and justice.


“It is committed to a strictly accountable and responsible code of government. Our members are committed to contributing to the realization of a better future for Nigeria through the New Nigeria project, anchored on loyalty, integrity, and democratic values.


“The Obidient Movement seeks to foster positive change through a commitment to integrity, honesty, and accountability, rejecting deceitful behaviours.”


The former governor of Anambra State said Obidient movement must operate independently of political party. He added that membership of the movement crisscrossed all political parties. “We serve as a beacon of hope for a reimagined Nigeria, where leadership is grounded in character, capacity, competence, compassion and the well-being of all citizens.


“Let this serve as a clarification that the Obidient Movement operates independently of any political party, and its membership is not limited to any particular affiliation.


“Our focus remains steadfast on driving positive change and promoting a New Nigeria for all. This is who we are and will remain for all time,” Obi added.