Governor Obaseki’s campaign rally took an unexpected turn when he visited the Uwelu Motor Spare Parts Market in Edo State today, Tuesday, 7 March 2023.
The crowd that had gathered to listen to him speak on behalf of Edo State House of Assembly candidates began chanting “Obi! Obi! Obi!” instead of listening to the governor’s speech.
The governor’s attempt to address the crowd was met with little success as the chanting continued, and the crowd expressed their preference for the Labour Party (LP) over the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which Obaseki belongs to.
As the chanting continued and the gathering became more agitated, the situation became tense, and Governor Obaseki’s security team had to step in to remove him from the area. The event was caught on camera and has since gained popularity on social media.
This unexpected turn of events has sparked conversations among political analysts, who have noted the increasing dissatisfaction of citizens with the political establishment.
The Uwelu Motor Spare Parts Market has historically been a key battleground for political parties vying for the support of the electorate, making the outcome of this incident particularly significant.
As the election for the Edo State House of Assembly in 2023 draws near, politicians are reminded of the importance of greater interaction with their constituents.
Voters are more interested in leaders who can uphold their campaign promises and improve their standard of living than those who rely solely on party allegiance or personal charisma, as the incident at Uwelu Motor Spare Parts clearly demonstrates.
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