By Jude Atupulazi
The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended the little girl identified as Chioma Success who went viral for her vibrant display during the mega rally on Saturday, October 1.
In a statement on his official Twitter handle, Obi hailed the baby girl’s passion to see him win the 2023 presidential election.
He further stated that the struggle to rescue Nigeria from what he described as poor leadership was mainly for the sake of younger ones whom he described as the future generation, adding that Success had become the poster child of his seminal campaign for a new country come 2023.
‘The fight to take Nigeria back is for the sake of this little girl, Chioma, and for the sake of every Nigerian child – Amina, Yinka, Akpan, Abdul, Asake – including the unborn children.
‘Chioma is now the poster child of this seminal campaign and process of national rebirth. I salute her passion and innocent gravitas,’ Obi stated.
The little girl was seen in the video of the rally in Asaba marching and holding Labour Party’s flag in the company of other adults, expressing her desire for the LP presidential candidate to win the 2023 presidential election.
The video has gone viral as people were enthralled by the level of excitement with which she waved the Labour Party’s flag and cheered the crowd during the rally.
The rally which held in different parts of the country, including Lagos, Delta, Uyo and London, was to declare support for Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Datti, by their supporters known as Obi-dients.
Nigerian singer and actress, Onyeka Onwenu, has also described the attitude of the little girl that appeared in the viral video as such that inspired hopes of survival in the minds of the citizens.
Reacting to the video, Onwenu expressed delight in the manner in which the baby girl expressed her preference for Obi to win the election, saying she had a vibrant and triumphant spirit and really captured the essence of what Peter Obi himself symbolized.
‘In only a few fleeting moments, she captured the essence of what Peter Obi himself symbolizes – Hope, and the joy of being alive. The spirit of this baby girl was vibrant and so positive – triumphant even. It was a pure delight to watch.
‘She sparks the same spirit in the viewer! It is infectious,’ Onwenu remarked.
Meanwhile, an individual identified as Okey Agu has fulfilled his promise of giving the baby girl scholarship up to university level due to her vibrant display.
Others have also showed appreciation, with one of them giving the mother money to start a business, as well as a house.