The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says the PDP vice presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi and his principal Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have great work to do for Nigeria. The former president stated this at a stakeholders meeting at the Ukpor Nnewi South local government area Anambra State residence of the former minister of aviation, Chief Mbazuluke Amechi. He said the former Anambra State governor and his principal have become a beacon of hope to all Nigerians who have had it so rough in the last four years.
Chief Obasanjo said it is incumbent on Obi to think out of the box to take the nation out of the woods caused by incumbent clueless administrators. Chief Obasanjo said that with Mr Obi’s pedigree as a governor, he is hopeful that things would work for Nigeria under his leadership as vice president of the country.
Obasanjo however urged the Igbo not to allow anybody relegate them to the background as they occupy a place of preeminence in the emergence of the nation. He also pointed out that the Igbo must bury all their differences and work together for the actualization of the Atiku /Obi candidature as president and vice president in the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. He particularly urged the PDP vice presidential candidate to reach out to Mbazuluke Amechi and other eminent personalities in Igbo land to drum support for his candidature.
Obasanjo also said that the Igbo should be weary of the promise of the APC government to hand over power to them in 2023 as according to him “it’s dangerous to take the APC government serious.” The former president prayed for a successful outing for Atiku and Obi in the 2019 presidential election even as tasked them to do the right thing for Nigeria and Nigerians in office.
In his welcome address, the host, Mbazuluke Amechi described Mr Peter Obi as good man and his principal the country needed at a time like this. The meeting was attended by Mr Peter Obi, former minister of power, Chief Barth Nnaji, former minister of health, ABC Nwosu, former Imo governor Ikedi Ohakim, member of National Assembly Hon Chris Azubogu and Chief Innocent Chukwuma chairman CEO Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
In an interview with journalist, the vice president candidate of the PDP assured Nigerians that his principal Abubakar Atiku and himself would not let the nation down. Obasanjo, Obi and dignitaries later went to unveil the statue of the former aviation minister built by the Ukpor community in honor of Dara Amechi