Peter Obi explains meaning of Obidient

Frontline 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi has given a breakdown of the word Obidient.

Obidient, formed from his surname Obi, was coined by his supporters and is used to identify a staunch one.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer explained the term.

“O – Organized; B – broad-based; I – Inclusive; D – democratic; I – international; E – excellence-driven; N – Nigerians from every ethnic group; T – Transparency in governance”, he tweeted.

The 61-year-old businessman and banker-turned-politician was the governor of Anambra State for eight years.

Obi, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, has a cult-like following among youths across the nation who say they are tired of the old guard.

The candidate is currently on a tour of countries, meeting institutions, groups as well as Nigerians abroad.

Speaking in Atlanta on Friday, Obi promised that his administration would invest in security, diplomacy, and economic engagement.

He said this would take the country on a prosperous path and make it remain a highly valued contributor to the global economy.

“We look forward to the international community supporting Nigeria’s efforts to promote economic growth and social inclusion; to our boldly tackling corruption from its roots.

“We intend to truly stamp out corruption finally with a zero-tolerance approach to this cancer that stymies growth. We will have zero tolerance for corruption. You can expect a sledgehammer approach.”

Obi added that a stable and peaceful Nigeria would contribute to Africa’s continued rise and integration into the global economy.

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