Atiku/Obi Ticket: Igbo Group Pledges Support for PDP

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*Atiku, Peter Obi union ideal for Nigeria, Says Ezeemo

President Ndigbo Unity Assembly, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, has described as a welcome development the choice of former Governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, as his running mate.

Uzor who stated this while reacting to the news, thanked entire stakeholders of the party for making what he term a right choice.

He noted that Obi’s choice was in line with their earlier advice to the PDP that it should not make a mistake of not choosing a credible Igbo man as the party’s VP from the zone

“Before the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, chose former Governor Peter Obi as his running mate, we had issued a press statement saying that the PDP should not make the mistake of not choosing a credible Igbo man as the Vice-President. It will show that Ndigbo play a very vital role in the political development of this nation.

“Now that they have appointed former Governor Peter Obi, it is a welcome development. We the Ndigbo Unity Assembly congratulate PDP and thank the entire stakeholders of the party for making the right choice.

“We want to commend the PDP for making a popular decision of appointing a credible Igbo man in the person of the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 general election. He said all Igbo votes would be channelled to the PDP come 2019.

“Ndigbo is solidly behind Mr. Peter Obi. And we will vote massively for the PDP because of Peter Obi. All Igbo votes are going to be channelled to the PDP. And Ndigbo Unity Assembly and other stakeholders are going to mobilize Ndigbo both at home and abroad to support Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi.

“There will never be a leadership that Nigerians will be happy than the incoming PDP government as far as Peter Obi is concerned. We know him”, he said.

Meanwhile, amid protests from Southeast Governors and other chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) trailing the choice of former Governor of Anambra State Mr. Peter Obi as the Vice Presidential candidate to the Presidential candidate of PDP and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 general  election, a PDP chieftain in Anambra State Chief Godwin Ezeemo has describe Atiku and Peter Obi union as ideal for Nigeria.

Speaking to The Oracle Today at a function in his country home of Umuchu, Ezemo who is a two time governorship candidate of a political party in Anambra said that going by the level of political experience and exposure being paraded by the duo, there are enough reasons to make every Nigerian believe that a combination of Atiku and Obi will move Nigeria to the next level if given the mandate to pilot the affairs of the country.

Ezeemo who is the biggest PDP catch in Anambra in recent time said “Mere looking at Atiku and Obi, I see hope because I believe that they have the capacity to move Nigeria to another phase and make things work better for the desired development and progress of our country, so I believe that PDP as a political party that meant well for the country has done a good job by fielding Atiku and Obi and hopefully Nigerians will give them their mandate at the polls come 2019”

The Umuchu born politician, businessman and philanthropist who stood for governorship elections in Anambra twice in 2013 and 2017 under the platform of People Progressive Party (PPA) expressed the hope that Atiku will win the Presidential election convincingly because of his knowledge on national leadership and his wide popularity across the length and breadth of the country noting that the PDP Presidential candidate has a lot to offer considering his experience in the affairs of the country.

“The former Vice President is one man that has been at the centre of the national scene all along. He is one man that has no boundary as far as Nigeria is concerned. From the East, West, North and South Atiku has something that connects him with the people every part of the country, I see his Presidency as an opportunity to give back to this country in appreciation of what the country has given him. He will his presidency to appreciate the country has made him to be

“Similarly, Peter Obi has proven to be a champion of good governance and he is prepared to give his best if given the opportunity to serve, so what I am saying is that Atiku and Obi have no reason to fail, they have no reason not to give Nigerians the kind of leadership we are yearning for and Nigerians too have no reason not to give them our mandate in 2019

On his opinion about the clamour for Restructuring of the country, the former governorship candidate said that Nigerians will continue to seek for what they feel that it is good or even better for them and which can bring some kind of changes in the system adding that people will continue to agitate for the Restructuring of the country hence they feel that it is going to make things get better for them

He added “The clamour for Restructuring is not out of place and a large section of Nigerians support the idea because it has to do with change. It is all about bringing new things to improve on the system and making things get better for the interest of the people. That is what we are yearning for. People need to see change, they want to see new things aimed at making their lives better and they believe that Restructuring is the ideal for that change

“So to me the issue of Restructuring has to be put into consideration because we cannot continue to do the same way over and over, year in and out and expect change. There have to be programs aimed at given rooms for new development and I think that is what the agitation for Restructuring represents.

 

 




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