Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, has broken another record with his first ever Twitter Spaces hangout, #90MinutesWithPeterObi held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, which has recorded over 300,000 listeners 24 hours after the event.
This evening, I will be on Twitter Spaces to discuss topical political issues and other issues germane to nation-building and national interest. Do join us. -PO pic.twitter.com/NCvy8wi1Lg
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) November 22, 2022
The event recorded 330,000 listeners at 12 noon, Friday, November 25, 2022, the time of this publication.
— Oraye Esq. (@OrayeEsq) November 22, 2022
The online event, which was hosted by Oraye St. Franklyn, a communications specialist and Nigerian publisher, was billed to hold between 7:00pm to 8:30pm. However, the Labour Party candidate was able to get online about 30 minutes into the event.
However, the event experienced technical difficulties attributed to Twitter and Nigerians called on Elon Musk, the new owner of the platform to intervene. Based on the yearnings of Nigerians to interact with Mr Obi, he extended the Spaces till 9:30pm.
Oraye, shortly after the Spaces, said: “With all the issues associated with the Twitter platform yesterday, people of God, #90MinutesWithPeterObi was a record breaker for a Nigerian Twitter Space and the number is still growing. It’s never been done before. It’s grace. It’s Peter Obi. It’s a new Nigeria. No more, no less.”
Thank you for being a part of the conversation. They also tuned in to listen. We will not stop showing them the way. We move. #90MinutesWithPeterObi pic.twitter.com/7VEor7NWiq
— Oraye Esq. (@OrayeEsq) November 22, 2022
Obi, who has emerged as a surprise frontrunner in the race for the Nigerian presidency, spoke on diverse issues during the Twitter event, which was monitored by News Direct. He promised to solve the security challenges in the country, regig the economy, education, healthcare, and other matters of national importance.
The Space was co-hosted by David Hundeyin, Samantha Pam Dusu and Ibrahim Abdulkareem.
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also attended the Twitter Spaces event.
Dubbed “hope of Nigeria” by his supporters, Mr Peter is leading the race for president in the latest poll conducted in rural communities in Nigeria published by Nextier on November 18, 2022. Mr Obi comes on top with 40.37%, his closest rivals Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) poll at a distant 26.7% and 20.47%, respectively.
This latest poll is the 5th major national poll which puts Obi as a clear frontrunner in the February 2023 election, which promises to be a watershed moment in Nigeria’s history. If the candidate of the Labour Party, a previously fringe party, wins the presidential election, it would mark many firsts in Nigeria’s political history.
What Nigerians are saying about #90MinutesWithPeterObi
Peter Obi extended the duration of the meeting, stayed with us, analysing critical issues as they were. Who wouldn’t adore such a soft-spoken deliberate, passionate & visionary leader ? Who?
— Dr. Ugonnia (@abadom_nneka) November 22, 2022
Na presidential candidate wey dey engage ordinary Nigerians we go vote?#90MinutesWithPeterObi pic.twitter.com/AF4JtZ7AO8
— Nnamdi Ani (@AniNnamdiChris_) November 22, 2022
See who came to our Space, invite him to speak now, ahhh bala bulu baba blue ???
— Pearls (@MissPearls) November 22, 2022
Everyone that went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) knew me during my time. I owned the supermarkets in the University, built my own house there and owned two cars. I was a business man. But, I was also a diligent student.
– Peter Obi
— Spotlight on #PeterObi2023 #Obidatti023 (@Spotlight_Abby) November 22, 2022
Did you just hear that?
P.O said ‘my dear, I am looking for a job, and you (Nigerians) are the owners of the company, hence I have to come for the interview. At the end of the day, you choose the best”#90MINUTESWITHPETEROBI
— okolie paul (@okoliepaul44) November 22, 2022
“For about just 4 months, we’ve been able to shake up the establishment, na me be their strategy topic now for PDAPC”
– Peter Obi
This is so true. #90MinutesWithPeterObi
— Elon™ (@elonchorch) November 22, 2022
Peter Obi will be the first President in the world to hold Twitter space with citizens.#90MinutesWithPeterObi
— Nkem (@Nedunkem) November 22, 2022
Millions of people in the north have learnt The Koran and if you can learn The Koran you can learn a skill.
I will meet them at the point where they learn The Koran—Peter Obi#90minutesWithPeterObi
— St.Gabriel Dunsworth ???? (@DunswortGabriel) November 22, 2022
I think the hosts and co-host should stick to the 30 mins extra Mr Obi allowed. They shouldn’t extend it as we know Mr Obi would not complain but we should let him go. He has a rally tomorrow and we know it will be a long day for him. He needs to leave. #90MinutesWithPeterObi
— Austin (@aus_ogk) November 22, 2022
Even @PeterObi is facing network problems. I’m voting for a man that understands the challenges I’m facing. Lmao ? ? ? ?#90MinutesWithPeterObi
— Adémùyíwá ọmọ Ọba (@AdemuyiwaOba) November 22, 2022
There must be some people who don’t like me. If everyone likes me, I would stop campaigning. Because I would know something is wrong. – Peter Obi