Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the February 2023 election, Peter Obi, received mixed reactions following his tweet marking the Democracy Day.
Obi. in a series of tweets, had posted:
“Let me, therefore, on behalf of Labour Party (LP) and the Obidient Movement across the globe wish all Nigerians a happy democracy day.
“June 12 is marked in our dear country as Democracy Day. It is a historic day that deserves to be celebrated. On that day in 1993, we the people of Nigeria stated our unreserved preference for true democracy. Though under military rule,
“What we lack, are selfless leaders who are committed to national interest, sustainable development and innovative thinking that offers every Nigerian irrespective of ethnicity, religion or social strata, the freedom of choice of abode, and protection lives, property and
“These aspirations are real and achievable; and I hereby reiterate my promise to Nigerians that we will not relent in our fight to bring about a leadership that will accord them the priority they deserve.”
Many people responded favourably to the tweets:
You are an excellent beautiful wonderful respectful honorable and giving man to our great nation Nigeria
Our mandate most be restored and u will serve your nation according to the will of God and the people in Jesus name Amen 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— MINISTER ISREAL (@ISREAL70) June 11, 2023
Happy democracy day sir. We must reclaim our mandate. By this time next year you will celebrate your first June 12 as commander-in – chief of the federal republic of Nigeria.
— R Ikeobi (@RolandIkeobi) June 11, 2023
Thank you my President.@PeterObi On your mandate we stand.
Nigeria will be great under your care.
Patience is a Virtue, not weakness, we shall reclaim our mandate through you.
The votes we casted, under rain & sun shall not be in vain.
God bless Nigeria…
— Vic (@Vic_NaDaMi) June 11, 2023
Your positive consistent engagement in a unique style keeps most Nigerians hopeful for a better Nigeria. Thanks so much and I believe by August we shall start proper celebrations in Nigeria
— Mr Anthony Obidient (@SirOdigie) June 12, 2023
But there are those who take offence at the tweets:
1: You did not contribute to June 12,1993 struggle at all. You were sympathetic to NRC then. 2: did you attend any of our rallies after the June 12, 1993 annulment by IBB? 3: Did you celebrate June 12,1993 when you were Gov of Anambra state? 4: did you name a street after MKO…
— Woye (@woye1) June 11, 2023
You want to reap where you did not sow hen. Tell us the sacrifices and efforts you made for Nigeria to get this democracy that we now enjoy.
— Yinka Oladejo (@YinkaWorldwide) June 12, 2023