Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has decried attempts to denigrate his reputation since his selection by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Obi, in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Valentine Obienyem, said his candidature attracted wide support and accolades from all sections of the country.
The statement read: “Immediately the Presidential flag-bearer of the PDP, His Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku announced the choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate, joy was universal, hailing his preference as one of the best news coming out from our father land. All those that knew Obi very well for what he did in the past, both in his private business and governance of Anambra State and thereafter, wrote eulogies of him.”
“Researchers went to work. After careful and painstaking analyses of his past, they submitted that he is humble, hardworking, knowledgeable about the economy, aware of the myriad of problems of the country, detribalized and possessed of centripetal notion about the unity of the country. Any person truthful to himself would agree that never in the history of Nigeria did naming of running mates elicited comparable reactions.”
“One is therefore at a loss as to the reasons informing the protest. Since leaving office, Obi has been busy visiting schools all over the country, from Cross River to Sokoto. Obi has been busy diagnosing the problems of the country and offering solutions. Obi has been busy preaching the unity of the country and how good governance will solve the problems in Nigeria, caused by cumulative years of leadership failure that make the protest under review suspicious,” the statement added.
Obi’s statement comes after an alleged protest against him by some northern youths, calling on Atiku to ditch him or lose their support.