By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi has reiterated his resolve to lay down his life for Nigeria’s freedom from a wicked government led by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speaking during the 8th stakeholders meeting of the PDP in Awka at the weekend, Obi insisted that results of this year’s presidential election everywhere showed no doubt that PDP clearly won the election.
He said, “When you look at the election, it is true that we are in court but PDP won. The party won more governorship seats even in states where they used all the arsenals like in Rivers and others, yet we still won.
“When you look at the way things are going now, you see that PDP has become a very good brand and the only hope for Nigeria.
“I am just coming out of the church, and in the church, a prayer was called for Nigeria and the person next to me said he was no longer praying for Nigeria, that his only prayer for the country was for God to remove APC from government. That if APC is left alone, they would encourage herdsmen terrorists to take Nigeria to the worst level; that is the opinion of Nigerians, that the only way out for Nigeria is for APC to leave government.”
The two time ex governor of Anambra State said that his position on national issue is arousing fear in many people saying that such people have called him to express concern over his safety since the commencement of the presidential petition tribunal.
His words, “Some people have called to express concern saying, you know these people can go to any length at holding unto power and I said to them ‘I am ready to sacrifice my life for the survival of Nigeria and to rescue her from APC bad government.’”
He urged PDP faithful in the state to come together and make sacrifices for the party to move forward.
Obi observed that only party members could be the obstacle to it reclaiming the state saying that it was clear in the state that the people were dissatisfied with the present government of APGA.
Earlier in his speech, the State chairman of the party, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, enjoined members who wished to contest for the ticket for the 2021 governorship election in the state to hit the ground running with the spirit of love and brotherliness.
In his address titled “Repositioning for Power and Good Governance,” the chairman said the party has the chance of regaining the leadership of the state if members approached the next election with the right spirit.
He said: “The elections of February 23 and March 9 were a huge success; we had very best result for presidential election, won two Senate seats, six House of Representatives seat, and six House of Assembly seats, and we are hopeful of more seats at the close of the tribunals.
“Under our watch, PDP was able to hold its primary elections in Anambra on the same date, venue and time; there was no incidence of an aspirant being defrauded or fleeced of their hard-earned resources. I urge all our leaders to embrace unity, honesty of purpose and transparency in all our political engagement as that is the only path to success.”
Stakeholders who spoke at the meeting all harped on the need to present a United force in the next governorship election in the state saying that recovery of the state is the major task ahead.
The stakeholders include, Sen. Ben Obi, Sen Uche Ekwunife, Mr Oseloka Obaze, Chief Obiora Okonkwo, Chief okeymuo Aroh who represented the national leadership of the party, Mr. Godwin Ezemo and Chief Mrs. Josephine Anini.