The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has challenged his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to buckle up for the political revolution ahead.
He made the call while addressing some party men in Benin City where he called their attention to what he called a new political order or movement called OBIdient.
He said the trend has arisen from the quest of the younger Nigerian voters for an alternative away from what they presently have.
The short video of 1.13 minutes has been the most trending issue on social media and watched millions of times all Tuesday.
He asked: “Have you noticed that the younger people have developed different political thinking.
The mood of politics in this country is changing.
I don’t know how you observe it or whether you are closely watching what is going on with the level of disenchantment with the major political parties.
I am sure that in all our homes here, we have so many people who call themselves OBIdients. I don’t know if you have them in your home. Just ask them which party will you vote for, they just say OBIdient. I hope you understand.
They don’t want us, they are not talking about the APC or PDP. What they want is alternatives. And they are much much more in number. They are the ones that queue for PVCs. But they are not looking in the direction of the PDP or APC. All they want is an alternative, just something different.
So, I challenge all of us to know that if we don’t make our party attractive to them, I don’t know what will happen in the next elections.”
Obaseki implied that the young and very politically aware Nigerian voters will leave them behind and align with the new order they are finding.