Obidient movement not domiciled in any political party – Obi


Mr Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, has said that the Obidient Movement is not domiciled in one political party.

Obi said this in a statement by his spokesperson, Dr Yunusa Tanko, on Thursday in Awka.

He said that membership of the movement cut across political party, tribe, religion or geopolitical region.

“I like to categorically state that the Obidient movement is not a directorate in any particular political party.

“Any individual or individuals claiming to be leaders of this non-existent directorate are simply not members of the broader Obidient Movement.

“There may be a youth mobilization directorate in political parties but the Obidient movement is far beyond a particular political party.

“The Obidient Movement is a diverse and inclusive collective that transcends traditional political, religious, and ethnic affiliations.

“It is not domiciled within any particular party or headquartered in any particular part of the country, its membership spans across Africa and the globe, comprising individuals from various backgrounds,” he said.

Obi further said that the movement was propelled by a shared vision guided by the principles of adaptive and transformative change, progress, discipline, and democratic values.

He said that loyalists of the movement were seeking to foster positive change through a commitment to integrity, honesty and accountability by rejecting deceitful behaviours.

“I want this to serve as a clarification that the Obidient Movement operates independently, and that its membership is not limited to any particular party.