The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has dismissed claims that the Obidients movement is an Igbo agenda or an attempt to Christianise Nigeria.
The former governor of Anambra State said his goal is a united Nigeria where the youth have a sense of belonging. Obi stated this via his Twitter page on Sunday.
He said, “In the life of every nation, there is a turning point. For Nigeria, that time is now; a time to save Nigeria, save our democracy and give the Nigerian youths hope. The OBIdient Movement has been the arrowhead in the take back Nigeria mission.
“My role in the Movement is that of a Focal Point. As I’ve always stressed, Nigeria remains a secular state. As such, the movement is not about my tribe or my religion, and it is not an Igbo agenda or in any way, to Christianize Nigeria.”
He urged everyone to avoid equating the OBIdient movement with any particular ethnic or religious group.
“My aspiration is for a new Nigeria, where the children of a nobody will become somebody. A nation anchored on national interests, and not sectional interests; where the entire youths from the six geopolitical zones will have a sense of belonging in the affairs of their country.
“No one should ascribe ethnic or religious colouration to the OBIdient Movement. Nigeria is one and my ambition is to become the President of a United and Indivisible Nigeria.”