By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Oseloka Obaze has described ex governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as the most suitable candidate for the vice president slot of PDP.
Recall that following the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flag bearer of the umbrella party, Obi’s name among other notable personalities from the south east have been mentioned severally in the media as one of the candidates of choice for Atiku.
A statement made available to journalists in Awka by the retired diplomat, Obaze described former governor Obi as a candidate that holds the ace among the lot.
He explained that apart from economically managing a state adequately for eight years, that Obi has frugality, global world view, experience above all, is still a youth.
Obaze added that Obi has acceptability and limited baggage, unlike most politicians.
The statement said: “Many southeastern Nigerians are prima facie qualified to team with Atiku Abubakar as VP on the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria ticket.
“The required criteria are vast: of the lot, Peter Obi meets the critical set – experience, youth, global world view, frugality, economic management, acceptability and limited political baggage.
“In terms of strategic succession planning, he fits the bill. He has my unalloyed support. And I’ve taken a stand. May the Almighty guide Atiku right.”