Peter Obi, a former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has disclosed that agitators like Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu are more popular than politicians.
Obi said Nigerians’ lack of hope has made Igboho and Kanu more popular than politicians in the Southwest and Southeast.
Speaking at an event tagged: “National Security Challenge: Youths neglect?” in Abuja, the former Anambra State governor stressed that Nigerians now have what drives the economy.
According to Obi: “In the South West, Sunday Igboho is far more popular than all the politicians put together.
“In the South East, Nnamdi Kanu is far more popular than all the politicians put together.
“Because when you talk about separation and everything, you have driven people to the point where they have what drives the economy and what drives people to live in a country is hope.”
Both Igboho and Kanu had agitated for Nigeria’s break-up.
However, both agitators are locked up by security agents in Nigeria and Benin Republic.
While Igboho is locked up by Beninese security agents, Kanu is held by Nigeria’s Department of State Services, DSS.
Meanwhile, the IPOB leader is expected at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday for the continuation of his trial.