2023: Don’t be distracted by BBNaija, Datti Baba-Ahmed tells #Obidients

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, running mate of the Party Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has urged the party’s supporters not to get distracted by this year’s Big Brother Naija (BBN), Tv show.

Season 7 of the entertainment show kicked off on Saturday.

The host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, unveiled this year’s season tagged “Level Up” at a colourful ceremony on Saturday night.

Reacting moments after the show went live, Baba-Ahmed called for focus ahead of next year’s general elections, which he described as a ‘battle’.

“Dear #Obidients please don’t be distracted with the new season of the Tv show #BBNaija we have a battle ahead of us,” the economist tweeted.

The Labour Party has a huge following on social media. Supporters of Obi are known as #Obidients.
Source – Daily Trust




2023: Don’t be deceived, INEC has no polling unit on social media, ADC tells LP, Obi

The National Coordinator, Electoral Matters and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Liaison officer for African Democratic Congress (ADC), High Chief Anayo Arinze, has called on the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, to think of creating political structures across states of the federation and stop depending on social media influencers, if the party must get little votes in the 2023 general election.

He said those campaigning for him via social media are only doing so to deceive him because INEC has no polling unit on social media platforms.

Chief Arinze, who made the called while addressing an ADC stakeholders meeting in Awka, the Anambra State capital, over the weekend, noted that Obi’s popularity was mainly on social media only and that the Labour Party would not make any good headway because it had no structure or politician to push his candidates for the 2023 keenly electoral exercise.

He said: “I don’t think the Labour Party would make any good headway in the election as being champion on social media. They have no structure at all levels, including Anambra State, where its presidential candidate comes from. They have no offices where they do hold meetings except on social media platforms, so how do you expect them to have votes on the election,” he asked.

He noted that It will take a miracle for the Labour Party with no structure at the grassroots to win the election, particularly, in Anambra State.
Source – Tribune