Enugu East senator and former governor of the state, Chimaroke Nnamani has counseled his constituents not to vote for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi in the February 2023 elections.
Rather, he told them to remain steadfast with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates in order to restore hope and emancipate the people from deprivation.
Senator Nnamani in a statement made available to newsmen, Monday, also warned against Greek gifts from Obi-dients canvassers as that would negatively affect the PDP’s chances to produce state governors, senators, House of Representatives and state assembly members.
The senator likened the Obi-dients movement to the story of the tortoise who borrowed feather from other animals to enable it fly to attend a feast only to appropriate what belongs to everyone to himself alone, claiming to be everybody.
Continuing, the statement read: “That is exactly what they want. To borrow from everybody and turn round to appropriate everything. Do not give them your feathers, let them stay on the ground where they belong. Your feathers are the structures they need. Call their bluff.
“Our party and platform is PDP. We must stand firm. We must not be swayed by the Obi-dients sentiments and vote Labour Party. If we blur the distinction, it will be difficult to reverse.
“Remember these Obi-dients advocates are noisy, loud, intolerant, proselytisers, condescending but less than 0.25 percent of over 200 million Nigerian population. At least Osun state 2,000 votes for Labour Party bears it out.”