According to the Obi-Datti Movement, followers of the Labour Party, LP, often known as ‘Obidients,’ and the party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, are ready for the TV debate challenge called by Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
Prof Chris Nwakobia, spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Movement, said this in an interview with Arise TV on Saturday.
The Obi-Datti representative challenged Soyinka to attend the TV debate.
When asked if Baba-Ahmed will take up a debate with Soyinka, Nwaokobia said,“Oh yes, he will and effectively so. The least of the Obidients can take up that debate and do profoundly.
“I know Prof Wole Soyinka, I know he will not go for that debate because the point is that history is replete with facts and figures,” he added.
He claimed that if Soyinka dared to step out, either Datti Baba-Ahmed or the least of the Obidients would confront him.
According to Nwakobia, Soyinka will not participate in the discussion because the Nobel laureate, whom he characterized as his mentor, made a mistake by siding with the purported oppressors of the people.
The Obi-Datti Movement spokesperson also defended Datti Baba-claims Ahmed’s that swearing in Tinubu would be unlawful if the All Progressives Congress, APC nominee did not receive one-quarter of the votes in Abuja, as required by the constitution.
Nwakobia, on the other hand, believes Soyinka will refuse to debate any member of the Obi-Datti Movement.
He said,“Do you know that some of us see him as our mentor because he understands the fact that disobedience upon an unjust law is indeed the greatest respect for law.
“In 1965 or so with a gun he invaded a radio station and refused the announcement of Akintola as the winner of an election. History is such a beautiful spectacle and I implore my egbon and the esteemed laureate to oblige the young people who are saying that on the mandate given to Peter Obi to stand.”
“When those who are merchants in electoral larceny took their mandate with hot coal they cant close their hands because we are going to take it in the court.”
He viewed the 2023 presidential election as a re-enactment of Prof Maurice Iwu’s 2007 election.
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