The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has said that the Obedient Movement of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has become a national project.
Chukwuma, who was reacting to reports credited to him to have said that Enugu state was not ‘Obedient’, stated that the popularity and acceptability of the former Anambra State governor were so high that the opponents and enemies alike would not be able to pull him down no matter the campaign of calumny. Stressing that he is not and has never been against Obi’s presidential ambition but rather has supported it more than those persecuting him.
It was reported that the Archbishop has received much backlash after he said “we in Enugu State are not ‘Obedient’”.
The Archbishop said Obi has shown credibility, character, honesty, and capacity in public office, as governor of Anambra state, and in other offices, he had previously held.
He said, “My own concern is that Peter Obi has been found to be very credible. Nigerians should be out to make sure that young people should be given chance and allow him (Obi) to clean the mess that we’re in Nigeria.
He added “There is no doubt that I said, both Atiku and Tinubu are expired and they have no new things to offer us. And I talked about being Obedient nationally. But the situation is that living in Enugu and seeing what has happened in the past years where PDP has been in power for years and other parties have not surfaced until now, it has become very much necessary for people to know that Enugu, as it is, has been so entrenched into a party called PDP.
“I totally support Obedient nationally, but state-wise, I’m talking about the personalities in the state, and I do know that those in the state that are not corrupt will be endorsed and voted by us. We’re praying that the right people under God will come up in this nation to vie for positions that will make Nigeria to be better.
“Let us be very careful of corrupt politicians who may want to run under Obi or Obedient because they feel that it is catching waves,” he warned.
“So I want us to please get it clear, all those who have been writing things against me should note that I’m not a person anybody pushes around, and by the grace of God, nobody has settled me and nobody can settle me, I’ve not received money from anybody. I’m only expressing myself with what I’ve observed and seen.
“Let us be very careful of corrupt politicians who may want to run under Obi or Obedient because they feel that it is catching many waves.