Charly Boy, a controversial comedian, and activist, has claimed that Obidients, as supporters of Peter Obi are called, are less violent than the supporters of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Many times, “Obidients,” or Peter Obi’s Labour Party backers have been accused of abusing individuals who oppose the former Anambra governor’s bid for the presidency.
However, Charly Boy said that followers of the APC and PDP are more violent than “Obidients”. He disclosed this in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter account on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
He said that haters disguising themselves as “Obidients” and criticising Obi’s competitors on social media had infiltrated Obi’s supporters.
Charly Boy wrote, “Dear Peter, I know you’re a gentleman and really have no time for bullshit. Those that are your supporters are better behaved than APC or PDP supporters.
“Stop apologizing for the misbehaviours of those unknown supporters, who could just be your haters trying to start a beef.”
I know you’re a gentle man and really have no time for bullshit. Those dat are your supporters are better behaved than APC or PDP supporters.
Stop apologizing for the misbehaviours of those unknown supporters, who could just be ur haters trying to be starting a beef
— Charly Boy Area Fada 1 (@AreaFada1) August 31, 2022
Meanwhile, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he is considering a government of national unity and tax rebate, if elected president in 2023.
The former vice president disclosed this in a statement he personally issued on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. The statement was made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Atiku said he was considering a government of national unity; one that would douse the temperature, unite Nigerians and pave the way for improved security.
“Improved security allows for investments and, therefore, an improved economy; also targeted tax rebates to attract foreign and local investments; amongst other proactive measures to attract investments to grow the economy,” he said.
The PDP candidate also said that Nigeria needed to bake a bigger cake and not bigger debts.
He recalled that last week, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2022.
He said that though a growth rate of 3.4 per cent was reported; the plain truth was that economy and the citizens were still facing challenges.
“The reasons are obvious: first, the key sectors of the economy, notably agriculture; oil and gas (the country’s cash cow) and manufacturing (that contributes to jobs), are either growing slowly or declining.
“Second, unabated are rising commodity prices occasioned by high energy and transportation costs (and aggravated by the disorderliness in the foreign exchange market).
“Also, debt levels continue to rise while the fiscal capacity to service its debts is declining.”