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Former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha is currently under fire on social media after he warned his kinsmen and supporters that anyone supporting the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is a saboteur.
The former governor who was sacked by Supreme Court stated this in a video seen by SaharaReporters on Tuesday while instructing his kinsmen about the ‘dangers’ of voting for Peter Obi in the general election.
In a video obtained by The Eastern Updates which has now gone viral on social media, Ihedioha was overheard telling his listeners that Igbos projecting the Labour Party Presidential candidate were taking a risk of their lives.
He went on to claim that there were only two recognised political parties in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
‘Nigeria is in search for leadership; we cannot stay away; I understand the ethics, It is either we get involved or we are not involved. There are two parties; the PDP and APC. Those who don’t know should know. APC is the name of criminals, rogues among other names. If you vote any other place, you are a saboteur.
‘After Atiku Abubakar the next president will come from South East of Nigeria. That is the gospel in Accra (Ghana) if you somebody tells you any another thing; that person must win in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Kwara, Plateau Benue, Jigawa, and among other Northern states before you can be a president of Nigeria. Emotions and sentiment don’t win elections; you must be realistic to win elections. You must plan to win elections and that is where I belong.’
Many supporters of Mr. Peter Obi who refer to themselves as the ‘Obidients’ have now taken to social media to lambast the former Governor over his comments.