Ekweremadu under severe attack for de-marketing Obi

*Ekweremadu, Obi

Many Nigerians have slammed the former deputy senate president, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu, for saying that the southeast bloc will not vote for the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, in the 2023 presidential election.

Nigerians, mostly youths of southeast extraction, took to the social media to register their disapproval of such comment saying Obi is a third force to end the popularity of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.

They are opposed to Ekweremadu’s declaration in a trending video that the south east will support the PDP because the governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, who is running mate to the PDP presidential flag bearer, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, is widely believed to be an Igbo.

Although Ekweremadu made his position shortly after Okowa was announced as Atiku’s running mate, the video resurfaced on social media yesterday (Wednesday).

“I assure you that South-East will vote for the People Democratic Party (PDP). I can guarantee that.

“No doubt Peter Obi is our son, but you need to be dynamic. You need to ask yourself, can peter win the presidential election? Can the East afford to throw away their votes? Can we afford to be sentimental in matters that concern our people, our children, and our future? No”

“We do not intend to do a thing which we will regret in future. So, why do we believe that Peter is ably qualified, we believe that the future of our people lies with PDP. So we need to make that decision as to the leaders. I am going to sit with our people and explain to them.”

“Okowa, of course, is one of us, so there is no difference between Okowa and Peter in terms of protecting the interest of the South. So we will go and give the people of the southeast that opportunity,” he said.

Reacting, a tweep, Nnaemeka Edeh @NnaemekaEdeh1 posted a video of how to ex-deputy senate president was humiliated in Germany and tweeted, “Watch Ike Ekweremadu humiliation in Germany. We have not forgotten the unscrupulous fellow that wants the status to remain. He is the brain behind Father Ejike Mbaka criticisms of Peter Obi. Father Mbaka is on his payroll, the backlash surprised them all, Atiku never pick him as VP.”

Another tweep Celestine Obi Omeje @CeleOmeje1, “Ike Ekweremadu was one of those who worked against Peter Obi when he was picked to deputise Atiku in the last election because he wasn’t consulted, he has made himself god before millions of Igbos and he wants the status quo to remain.”

“Ekweremadu should be worried that no one regards him in SE. What he also failed to understand is that everything that has a beginning also has an end. It’s the end of the old era and this election will shock them. #PeterObi2023 stop giving Atiku hope where there’s none 😂,” 🚀 TOBEST @redgreencandle tweeted.

Speakout @Onyekachi_20 reacted, “Lamo…..Ike Ekweremadu that has been sent into political oblivion is trying hard to make his heard by attacking Peter Obi.  Atiku that has nothing than criminal records is wanting more.”

Recall that Obi was a former governor of Anambra State and Atiku’s former running in the 2019 general elections.

The former governor had been in the party until a few months before the PDP presidential primary when he decamped to LP, citing some irregularities in his former party.


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