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Edo 2024: More woes for LP as prominent Obidient movement leader endorses PDP candidate

Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jr., a prominent member and mobilizer of the Obidient Movement, has officially endorsed Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the forthcoming September governorship election in Edo State.

Writing on his official X account, @NwaokobiaJnr, on Sunday, Nwaokobia Jr outlined the factors that influenced his endorsement of Dr. Ighodalo.

According to him, he had received numerous calls and messages inquiring about his preferred candidate for the governorship position in Edo State.

He said that after carefully considering the leading contenders, including Barr. Olumide Akpata of the Labour Party and Senator Monday Okpebholo of the APC, Nwaokobia Jr. made a compelling case for Dr. Ighodalo as the most deserving candidate.

He emphasized that his decision was based on competence, capacity, character, justice, equity, and fairness, which transcend partisan affiliations.

Nwaokobia Jr., an accomplished lawyer and columnist, stated, “My choice aligns with individuals like @alexottiofr, who has excelled as Chairman and Board Member of several esteemed companies in Corporate Nigeria. My choice resonates with @PeterObi, who served as an impeccable Chairman of a bank. My choice is the former Chairman of Sterling Bank and one of the most accomplished commercial lawyers in Nigeria.”

Highlighting Dr. Ighodalo’s impeccable character and integrity, Nwaokobia Jr. drew attention to his position on the board of the Christopher Kolade Foundation, urging readers to explore the remarkable character, vision, pedigree, and accomplishments of Christopher Kolade to understand why his endorsement carries weight.

Furthermore, Nwaokobia Jr. stressed that Dr. Ighodalo’s candidacy represents the call for equity, inclusiveness, fairness, and justice in the politics of Edo State, as he hails from the Edo Central Senatorial Zone. He emphasized that his choice extends beyond partisan considerations.

The prominent mobilizer emphasized that his endorsement of Dr. Ighodalo is consistent with the philosophy and values of the Obidient Movement.

He stated, “The choice I have made aligns with the PHILOSOPHY of the #ObidientMovement and is rooted in the same values that guided our support for Peter Gregory Obi and Alex Otti. It transcends partisanship, becoming the defining standards of patriotism and statesmanship.”

Nwaokobia Jr. argued that when compared, “Asue Ighodalo is PROFOUNDLY more Competent, Capable, Credible, and Proven in Private and Public Life” than the other candidates.

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