Former minister of education, Obi Ezekwesili, says the Obedient movement is peopled and spearheaded by Nigerians of different creeds, religions, and tribes.
Ezekwesili said this while refuting the notion that the movement is being propelled and dominated by Igbos.
The supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, are called Obedience.
Speaking on Sunday night in an interview on Channels Sunday Politics, Ezekwesili insisted that Peter Obi’s movement was not an Igbo affair.
He disclosed that many Muslims from the North and the South stated that the APC and PDP erred with their choice of flag bearers.
“Before people begin to say this is an Igbo thing. It’s not true. I have so many people from the North, people who are Muslims, and people from the South who are Muslims who simply say that it is not proper that the two dominant parties acted the way they did. So, a lot of that is also fuelling the kind of support that Peter Obi is receiving.”
According to her, the APC’s pairing of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a Muslim, as its presidential candidate with Senator Kashim Shettima, another Muslim as the running mate “is like being contemptible of a segment of the population.”
Ezekwesili warned that the ruling establishment would do everything to remain in power in the next election and advised the electoral umpire to be above board.