Former Governor of Anambra State and the 2019 Vice Presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi has declared his intention to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2023 amidst blessings from the traditional rulers of Anambra State.
He made the declaration in Awka while addressing the royal father’s and presidents General of the 181 communities in the state at Government house Awka, Obi has also decided to start the journey from his state by first informing the traditional rulers and the PGs who are the custodians of the people.
He said “Let me assure you that I will seriously contest for the president of Nigeria on the platform of the PDP.”
However, speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, their zonal chairman from the three senatorial zones said they support his aspiration and pledge to assist him realize his ambition. The Nigeria I will lead will create jobs, boost our economy, improve education. If I have the opportunity, I will turn around the country for better. I will move Nigeria from a consuming nation to a productive nation. As a Nigerian, I want all parts of the country to be secured. I’m not aspiring for a political position, but to serve the country.”
They also said that Nigerians have so much respect for obi because of his excellent performance as a Governor, assuring that he would replicate same if elected president of Nigeria.
Igwe Peter Anugwu of Mbaukwu was however in regret that of recent; Igbo people appear to be in disarray and urged them to be united to ensure the success, also observed that many prominent Nigerians were looking in the directions of Obi to rescue the country and urged all Nigerians to support him, “Obi’s comportment and humility have endeared him among Nigerians. And they have been waiting for him to declare. Now that he has declared, I believe that Nigerians will give him their maximum support,” Igwe Anugwu said.
Mr Oseloka Obaze who served as Obi’s SSG described him as a tested hand who will put Nigeria on the path of greatness. “We worked with him and the results are there to show. We have always stood by him and we know that he will do well. If he gets the opportunity to rule Nigeria” Obaze said..
Senator representing Anambra central, Mrs Uche Ekwunife said Nigerians have been waiting for obi to declare and expressed happiness that he is coming from her senatorial zones.. “We’re here to receive royal blessings from the traditional rulers. This is Anambra project and we want the royal father’s to mobilize their subjects for the project. Nigerians have been saying that Igbo have not declared their intention but with Obi in the race, Nigerians will now know that Igbos are seriously in the race,” she said.