'We Remain Fiercely Independent' - 261 Obidient Support Groups Reject Labour Party's Obidient Directorate

We, the leading 261 conveners of the Obidient Movement support groups, are compelled to issue this statement, rejecting Julius Abure’s brazen attempt to co-opt the Obidient Movement by creating an ‘Obedient Directorate’ within the Labour Party.

Let the records reflect: the Obidient Movement comprises millions of Nigerian citizens committed to the vision of a New Nigeria. This movement began in earnest in 2019, rallying behind the candidacy of His Excellency Peter Obi, and gained unstoppable momentum in 2022 when Peter Obi declared his intention to run for president.

The Obidient Movement predates Peter Obi’s entry into the Labour Party and is a global force far more potent than the Labour Party, which had not seen electoral success since Olusegun Mimiko’s 2007 governorship win in Ondo.

The Obidient Movement’s alignment with the Labour Party was purely a consequence of Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy. It was the Obidient Movement that elevated the Labour Party from electoral obscurity to a political powerhouse, securing seven (7) Senate seats, thirty-five (35) House of Representatives seats, and, crucially, the presidency for Peter Obi.

The Labour Party had one job in the 2023 elections: to protect the votes and secure the victory achieved by the Obidients. On this simple task, Julius Abure and his party failed spectacularly—failing Peter Obi, failing the millions of Obidients worldwide, and failing Nigeria’s future generations.

Instead of seeking forgiveness for this monumental failure, Julius Abure is now arrogantly attempting to subsume the Obidient Movement under the Labour Party’s control. This delusion is akin to a tadpole trying to swallow a blue whale.

This ludicrous scheme, no doubt concocted within the corridors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)—whose president and cronies are desperate to undermine Peter Obi’s popularity and the unstoppable force of the Obidient Movement—is doomed to fail.

Abure’s unilateral decision to proceed without consulting Peter Obi or the core of the movement, the Obidient Support Group, exposes his bad faith intentions. The appointment of Marcel Ngogbehei as director of the ill-conceived Obidient Directorate further unmasks the deceit.

Ngogbehei, a UK-based native of Imo State who posed as an Edo indigene during the 2023 campaigns, is a discredited figure with a history of corruption, wholly unsuited to any leadership role within the movement.

Ngogbehei’s attempts to portray himself as ‘The Obidient Leader’ are laughable. The Obidient Movement recognises no leader other than Peter Obi. Ngogbehei, a grifter with a tainted past, is not, and will never be, a figure of influence within our ranks.

The Obidient Movement should be the beacon of democratic ideals, transparency, and grassroots organisation for the Labour Party, not the other way around. Julius Abure, we stand ready to offer you a masterclass in genuine leadership.

In conclusion, we categorically reject the creation of an Obidient Directorate within the Labour Party. We explicitly reject the appointment of a charlatan like Marcel Ngogbehei to any position of authority within the movement.

We call on Julius Abure to halt this destructive plot and engage in sincere dialogue with the true stakeholders of the Obidient Movement, starting with His Excellency Peter Obi.

To all Nigerians, at home and abroad, be advised: we, the conveners of the Obidient Movement’s support groups, organisations, and super PACs, remain fiercely INDEPENDENT. We are not, and will never be, an appendage of the Labour Party.

Anyone collaborating with Julius Abure’s so-called Obidient Directorate or contributing funds to it does so at their own peril. This directorate has no connection to the true Obidient Movement and is merely a cunning ploy to dismantle Peter Obi’s political structure.

Thank you.

Signed

  1. Mubarak Bawa
    The Obidient Conveners Collective
    Comprising 221 Peter Obi Support Group Conveners
    07067691945
  2. Peter Obi Support Network (POSN)
    Kevin Jakpo for POSN
    0905 997 6588
  3. Ekene Nwakuche
    Co-Convener
    Like Minds for Peter Obi (LMPO)
    07054009099
  4. Hon. Justin Kingland
    Convener
    Nigeria Needs Peter Obi (NNPO)
    08107438819
  5. Dr. Ebere Obiesie
    Convener
    Women for Peter Obi (WPO)
    08033097454
  6. Jude Akhidenor
    Founding Member
    Super Influencers for Peter Obi
    08122859485
  7. Ephraim Adiele
    Executive Director
    Victory Action PAC
    0811 365 3860
  8. Chibuike Agbanu
    Co-Convener
    Anambra Need VCO
    0705 187 9042
  9. Emeke Clement, Ph.D.
    National Convener
    Rescue Nigeria Mission(RNM)
    & OBIdients for HE Peter Obi
    07032997332
  10. Mrs Eze Justina
    Convener
    Benevolent Women Organisation
    08169795438
  11. Amb Angela Ibe
    Convener
    PRO CISHAN
    08032146288
  12. Chief B. O. Nnaji
    Convener
    The Patriot Ambassadors (TPA)
    07065801954
  13. Ejekwuone Azuka
    Convener
    Concern Movement for Obi-Datti
    07035439222
  14. Engr John Dalyop Mancha
    Convener
    Re-energise Obi Movement (ROM)
    07039350337
  15. Mr Chinedu E. O. Nwuguru
    Convener
    Obi-Datti Youth Movement (ODYM)
    07035089788
  16. Dr Romanus Nwoma
    Convener
    Nigerians Arise for Peter Obi
    08037825257
  17. Lady Ijeoma Harold Okoro
    National Convener
    Peter Obi Solidarity Group Nigeria (POSGN)
    080 332 81539
  18. Lawrence Ngbe
    National Convener
    Good Governance Support Network (GGSN)
    08099065050
  19. Ihemadu Ahumonye Nkemjika, Ph.D.
    Convener
    Women Are Part of The Plan Organization (WAPP)
    +2348133770277
  20. Chucks Ezurike
    For: Labour Party Support Movement (LPSM)
    08033195689
  21. Abuh Emmanuel
    National Convener
    ITMedia Operations Support
    09081912828
  22. Hon Ikenna Mbanefo
    Convener
    YES Peter Obi Support Group (YESPOSG)
    08033464571
  23. Comrade Emeka Iwuoha
    Convener
    Peter Obi Supporters (POS)
    08093329232
  24. Princess Ifeoma Bassey
    Convener, Peter Obi Prayer Support Group
    08034715116
    basseyp299@gmail.com
  25. Comrade Peter U. Ndukwu
    Convener
    Give Us Peter Obi Movement
    08035281611
  26. Mazi Chima Uzobuihe
    Convener
    Obidient Global Movement (OGM)
    +1-240-784-0857
  27. Comrade Mercy Audu
    Convener
    Women Ambassadors for Peter Obi
  28. Comrade Adanu Andrew
    Convener
  29. Comrade Matthew Igiogio Oritseweyimi
    Convener
    Nigerians Ask For Obi-Datti
    08032263757
  30. Comrade Joel Timothy Oche
    Benue State Coordinator
    We Are The Structure (WATS)
    07062867940.
  31. Barr. Kenneth Tarikoro
    Convener
    Peter Obi Rescue Mission
    08098229644
  32. Comrade Ikponmwosa Oweie James
    Convener
    Good Governance #PO4P
    08078701825
  33. Hon. Edwin Ofordile
    Convener
    Peter Obi Comrades Assembly (POCA)
    08033733112
  34. Arch Chinelo Ofoche
    TeamOHO
    08105558535
  35. Sunday Ken Awoji
    Convener
    Nollywood Ambassadors Int’l Initiative Solidarity Group (NAIISG)
    08065372587
  36. Dr. Moses Anongu
    Peter Obi Support Movement (POSM)
    08065594529
  37. Barr. Samuel Dido
    Convener
    One Million March for PO Plateau State
    07035638786
  38. Jerry Bako
    Convener:
    New Nigeria Movement for PO Nationwide
    08036494765
  39. Comrade Sampson Ifedimma
    Convener: Obidatti Youth Support Alliance (ODYSA) 08039661240
  40. comr. Oyekwe ikenna jude
    National convener:
    Peter Obi Supporters Movement Nationwide
    0704 413 2562
  41. Lady Evang. Gladys Ngozi Joseph
    NAT. PRESIDENT:
    NIGERIA OBIDIENT WOMEN FORUM NOWF)
    08065606574
  42. Comerade Tony Bright.
    Co.Convener.
    PETER OBI AHMED MOVEMENT (POAM).
    08132414475.
  43. Mrs Eze Justina
    Benevolent Women Org.
    08169795438

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