Nigerians have responded to the meeting between Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri, on social media.
On Friday, the former governor of Anambra State paid a visit to the king at his palace in the historic town of Warri, Delta State.
On the occasion of the Olu of Warri’s first anniversary of ascending to the throne, Peter Obi paid him a courtesy call.
Activities commemorating the anniversary of the Olu of Warri continue in Ode-Itsekiri, the Itsekiri family’s ancestral house, with cultural performances and tributes from Itsekiri sons and daughters domestically and internationally.
A thanksgiving service at the Palace Church in Warri is anticipated to round off the week’s activities on Sunday.
Nigerians have reacted to the incident by using the microblogging service Twitter to share their views on the meeting.
Some of the responses are listed below.
@IkukuomaC: “His Excellency Mr Peter Obi was at the palace of OGIAME Atuwatse III the Olu of Warri Today… This was after attending a church program in Awka organised by Anglican and holding a private meeting with the Governor of Anambra state.”
@ChikezieChiedu: “Peter Obi was also at the palace of Olu of Warri yesterday… Extremely energetic, no dull moments. A new Nigeria requires this level of enthusiasm, energy and hard work.”
@CeeCeeAkannaya: “Yesterday, Friday, August 19th 2022, Peter Obi paid Homage to His Imperial Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri at AGHOFEN Warri. You can’t predict Peter Obi’s next move! STRATEGIST!
“Campaign hasn’t started yet oh. Give them back to back to back!”
@ChigozieIAlex: “If humility was a person, it would be Peter Obi. Courtesy Visit to Ogaime Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri. Keep lying to yourself Peter doesn’t know how to play the game called politics.”
@Drealsammy : “Yesterday Friday, August 19, 2022, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Sir Peter Obi paid homage visit to His Imperial Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III/Meta/Oketa water nor get enemy, the Olu of Warri Kingdom in Commemoration of the 21st King’s 1st Coronation Anniversary.”
@PO_GrassRoots: “Our Principal H.E Peter Obi paid homage to His Imperial Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri yesterday Friday, August 19, 2022. See our principal and the king are looking cute and fresh.”
@Dynast598084681: “Peter Obi also visited the Olu of Warri yesterday, I wonder if this man rests at all.”
@senatorchuba: “My Oga Peter Obi no dey rest at all, he’s fully ready to help us take back Nigeria. This is him in the Palace of Olu of Warri earlier today. Moor Oga Dey gallant!!”
@IrohaJoenn4u: “Peter Obi paid homage to His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri. Honestly, Obi’s work rate is better than Kante’s. Everywhere you go MTN.“