The Obi-Datti Media Campaign office has warned Nigerians to be cautious of those who are planning to rule over the affairs of the nation using proxies.
The campaign office was reacting to recent comments by the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyam challenging the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi’s son to organize a successful campaign rally in his state Anambra, comparable to what APC flag bearer’s son Seyi Tinubu, did for his father in Lagos.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Campaign group said Keyamo forgot to differentiate the two sons, and their fathers.
“The attention of the Obi-Datti Media Campaign office has been drawn to a challenge thrown to the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi by one of the opponents attack dogs, the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo for his son to organize a successful campaign rally in his state Anambra akin to what APC flag bearer’s son Seyi Tinubu did for his Dad in Lagos.
“But the attack dog forget to differentiate the two sons, and their fathers. The only thing that joins Obi and Tinubu is that they were once governors of states in Nigeria. After that one became a parasite to the state government he served with his entire family while the the other left government house and he and any members of his family never collected a dime from Anambra state. This assertion is verifiable for Keyamo and his other hirelings.
“Unlike Tinubu and his household who have grown to be stupendously wealthy with no identifiable industry or means of making money outside the state government for over two decades.
“If Keyamo had taken time to study the family he speaks for very well he would have avoided this comparison that is bound to expose the parasitic life of his Principal and understand why the entire household is headlong in the campaign.
“The other time Tinubu’s wife, Senator Remi was threatening fire and brimstone over Lagos, then the daughter and now the son is showing off with rally. Do you blame a people struggling to keep a family business? The Tinubu family have cornered the commonwealth of Lagos state which they now run as a family enterprise.” The statement read in parts.
The campaign group insisted that Obi’s family is not part of his politcs, but are running their lives, contributing to development without nearing public funds.
“Obi-Datti Media office also noticed that Tinubu’s wife and some parasitic First Ladies took government airplane to campaign spots because they can hardly exist without government patronage.
“The LP Candidate, Peter Obi is the man seeking the mandate of the Nigerian people to serve them as President not any other member of his family. He has said it repeatedly that Nigerians must reject anybody desiring to be President by proxy.
“We therefore join our candidate to demand that candidates, not their wives , sons or daughters are seeking for the peoples votes and they should be scrutinized by the people.
“It’s dangerous and discomforting when we cannot differentiate public funds from family and private funds and a serving Minister of the Republic is defending and celebrating it.
“But that is exactly what Nigerian youths through the Obidient Movement are out to halt through their take back Nigeria mantra.” The statement added.