PETER OBI, former two terms governor of Anambra State, south-east Nigeria, on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA; also, vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 presential election, was on Tuesday, alleged, by Victor Oye, National Chairman of APGA; that he vowed not to leave the party until death. If in doubt, of Obi’s vow, Oye said, he has a video recording to that effect.
On Arise Tv Morning Show interview, on Wednesday, Oye said: “Remember that Peter Obi was in APGA and when he was with APGA, he performed superlatively well. The moment he left APGA, the APGA spirit left him. He has never achieved anything politically ever since. If he wants to achieve anything politically, he should come back to APGA; then, we will now re-ignite the APGA spirit in him.
“That is how it is done. Let me tell you, let him continue to jump from pillar to post, he cannot achieve anything because APGA gave him a platform and he took a vow that he will never leave APGA until death does them part. Now he left APGA; what do you expect would happen when you take a vow? A vow is a covenant and you must keep it. That is what is happening here.”
Oye added that Obi has not “achieved anything politically”, since he defected, due to failure to keep the covenant he made with APGA.
OYE’S INTERVIEWERS, took him up, if he meant that APGA, functions as “occult party”, where people are made to swear to oaths. Oye, strenuously, clarified himself. He said his statement did not imply “cultism”. That his party has nothing to do “cultism”.
Oye’s word: “I did not mean a cult orientation when I said that Peter Obi vowed never to leave APGA till death do them part. What I said was an open thing and there is a video to that effect. For me, I believe in covenant. He made a covenant with God and not with APGA; is APGA God? He said he will never leave APGA until death does them part. That was what he said, it is open, I have the video.
“I am a Christian and I don’t have any business with cults; I don’t believe in that. My God is sufficient for me. What my God cannot do for me does not exist. In fact, what God cannot do for me, let it be. I am very proud of the God I serve”, Oye further clarified.
Obi emerged Governor of Anambra State, in 2006, and served two terms of eight years, before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2014. He was picked as vice-presidential candidate to former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, on joints ticket for the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the PDP.