Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, representing Enugu North Senatorial District has described the supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Dr Peter Obi, as noisemakers.
He stated this after a face-off with an Obidient supporter, @McCa_Xn, on Twitter.
On Sunday, the former Enugu State governor claimed that Obi’s supporters, who are known as Obidients, are less than 0.25 percent of the entire 200 million Nigerians.
Nnamani, who is seeking a return to the National Assembly, had earlier vowed that Labour Party would not be allowed to win any political office in Enugu State, saying “bye-bye for Obidient”.
As a result, several of Obidient’s fans attacked him on Facebook and Twitter, causing a significant uproar.
In a new post on his verified Facebook page, the lawmaker noted that his supporters are members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and that they are unable to work for another party to succeed.
He contends that the “Obidient Movement” shouldn’t have expanded to include the governorship and Assembly seats if it is exclusively for Peter Obi.
“There is no Obidient PARTY! The name is Labour Party. A political party with candidates in all offices, including the governorship.
“Our party and platform are different, and that is PDP. FACT If we blur the distinction and foolishly vote Obidient that is Labour Party for President?
“For the minority ELITES, it is easy to reverse 2 weeks later! For the majority over 98percent that is major “confuse “as they say on the Streets” Confuse Yamaru” as Umu Asadu will put it!
“Remember these advocates are Noisy, Loud, Intolerant, Proselytizers, Condescending but less than 0.25percent of our 200 million population. That is a generous guess of those propagandists controlling the NARRATIVE. Only a narrative.
“If Obidient is Peter Obi only, why field candidates in other offices? Why do we establish a foundation and beachhead for Labour Party? In battle, do you give invaders your beach head to Land (please forgive my war analogy, for want of a more graphic example) and now seek to drive them away? ebeanoFAM answered my question. The answer is blowing in the wind”