The Peter Obi Support Network has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is a threat to the ambition of the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Naija News reports that the Obi Network was reacting to a statement by the spokesman of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga, who said that Obi is just a social media creation, which is going to fade out before the 2023 general elections.
In an interview with The Punch on Monday, the Spokesperson of the Obi network, Jones Onwuasoanya, said the Tinubu camp was already scared of the massive support the former Anambra Governor is enjoying on social media.
Jones asserted that Onanuga was conceding defeat too early, saying that Obi is a creation of Nigerians and not a social media buzz as claimed.
He added that the LP presidential flagbearer is popular because the people of Nigeria are convinced by the message of hope for a new Nigeria that he represents.
He said, “Onanuga is conceding defeat too early. His statement is an admission of the obvious fact that Peter Obi is dominating social media, and the truth is that social media is where the majority of Nigerians, especially, the youths, who constitute a larger number of those who will be voting in 2023 vent their opinions.
“Fortunately for us in the Peter Obi camp, we are maintaining an unassailable lead on social media. This is the same way we are going to win the election.
“Peter Obi is a creation of Nigerians. He is popular because the people of Nigeria are convinced by the message of hope for a new Nigeria that he represents.
“The same way he is popular on social media is the same way he is popular across the streets in Nigeria. In the most rural parts of Borno, Niger, Adamawa, Osun and every part of the country, Peter Obi is the anthem that you will hear.’
’The social media is not on Mars, it is a communication platform used by Nigerians and these Nigerians are leaving no one in doubt about whom they wish to support as their President in 2023.”
This article was originally published on Naija News