Peter Obi, has thanked the OBIdient Family in Calabar, Cross River State, for their show of love and solidarity during his visit.he Labour Party presidential candidate,
Obi, on Saturday visited Owerri, Imo state capital to commission a campaign house donated by a member of the party.
He was received amidst cheers from the waiting crowd.
In Calabar, the Cross River state capital, many Nigerians in unprecedented numbers marched around the city and created awareness of the labour movement.
In a post on his Twitter page on Sunday, Obi wrote, “To the millions of young people in our country who have continued to advance the cause of our OBIdient Movement, I say Thank you.
“To our OBIdient Family in Calabar, Cross River State; your show of love and solidarity to the movement yesterday have added so much courage and greater zeal to our common mission.
“United together, we will take back our country from bad governance, and institute true and diligent leadership and sustainable development.
“It is our journey, and we will never labour in vain. Nigeria’s Democracy must survive. -PO”.
He said the passion shown by the youths who are members of the movement was a source of inspiration for his presidential ambition.
The former Anambra State Governor stated this in appreciation of the Saturday’s rally by his supporters in Calabar, Cross River State.
He added that with the unity of purpose shown by his supporters behind the movement, they are poised to tack back the country from bad governance.
Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as Governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, February to May 2007, and from June 2007 to March 2014. In May 2022, he became the Labour Party nominee for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.
He was born in Onitsha and graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984.
Afterwards, he entered business and banking, eventually rising to hold several high-ranking executive positions at banks.
By the early 2000s, Obi was the chairman of Fidelity Bank before leaving the position to enter politics. Obi ran for governor in 2003, as a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance but his main opponent was unlawfully declared victor.
After three years of legal battles, Obi was declared winner in 2006 and assumed office in March, 2006. He was then impeached that November before the impeachment was overturned and he returned to office in February 2007.
Again, Obi was removed when a new election was held in April 2007 but the judiciary intervened again and ruled that he should be allowed to complete a full four-year term. In 2010, he won re-election to a second term.