From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Chukwuma, yesterday, said the Obedient Movement of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has become a national project.
He said the popularity and acceptability was so high that the opponents and enemies alike would not be able to pull him down no matter the campaign of calumny.
Chukwuma, who was reacting to reports in the media quoting him as saying Enugu State was not ‘Obidient’, said he is not and has never been against Obi’s presidential ambition but rather has supported it more than those persecuting him.
“Let it be clear to Nigerians that I’m not against Peter Obi and I’m not against Obidient nationally, but state-wise, Obidient may not work, because it is going to be a matter of personality and not a matter of party and again, Obidient is Peter Obi personified, nobody in the state is Peter Obi, so it may not be possible for you to say states can be Obidient like Enugu, because it depends on the strength, structure and the power of the party in government particularly the incumbency.