Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

I am ready to lay down my life for Nigeria’s recovery — Obi

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 21/07/2019

Views: 617

•PDP VP Candidate Peter Obi
•PDP VP Candidate Peter Obi

The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has reiterated his resolve to lay down his life for Nigeria's freedom from bad government

Speaking during the 8th stakeholders meeting of the PDP in Awka at the weekend, Obi insisted that results of last 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 issues is arousing fear in many people, disclosing that such people have called him to express concern over his safety since the commencement of sitting by 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’.”

Obi 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.


Source News Express

Posted 21/07/2019 05:42:36 AM





You may also like...
45 Nigerian firms flaunt potential at SNEPCo exhibition...

5th AFRIMA submission of songs to end; artistes...

Sowore’s Arrest: Presidency accuses Prof. Soyinka of ‘unpardonable...

Lagos APC sinking lower and lower: Agbaje •Appeals...

Aka Ikenga sends SOS to Oshiomhole over official...

APC’ll not rig Oyo council polls: Ajimobi

Tinubu seeks increased allocation for women in 2016...

Nigeria to commence enforcement of NIN on new...

Buhari assures Abia residents of 24-hour power supply...

Oyo schools resume October 6

Edo to comb primary schools for ghost workers...

Shell shuts down key supply oil pipeline in...


Latest News 17 students die in road accident while seeking varsity admission •Their death preventable, says Governor Primate Ayodele predicts outcome of Bayelsa, Kogi Edo guber polls Customs intercepts 8 Armoured Tanks at Nigeria/Cameroon border Boko Haram: Borno Governor faults new military strategy Give Southeast one DIG, five AIGs, 15 Police Commissioners — Intersociety Army deploys new strategy to counter Boko Haram Newcastle stun Spurs as Man City storm back to Prem second spot Crisis looms in Nsukka Community as Igwe insists on sole right to form Town Union Kidnappers, informants in the net Pray that God touches the hearts of Nigerian politicians to use public funds for public good — Peter Obi Nurse in Nigeria’s medical team dies in Makkah FG to prosecute SIPs saboteurs — Uwais


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (531,367 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,468 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,604 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,511 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (291,128 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,685 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,688 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (234,267 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,651 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,818 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,587 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,426 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (649) Features (799) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,865) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (167) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,408) Opinion (1,337) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,340) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,141) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera