G-34 Editorial South East PDP: The Peter Obi Assurance: His Excellency Peter Obi has assured that the South East PDP is united and working like a family towards the February polls.
The vice presidential candidate of the party was making the emphatic statement on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the interdenominational service held in his honour at Emmaus House, Awka, Anambra State.
As a prelude to official campaign flag off, the state’s chapter of the AtikuObi Presidential Campaign team had organised the service to place all activities in God’s hands. While appreciating the gesture, the former governor declared that the South East chapter of the main opposition party is resolved to go to the election battle as a united and effective unit more than ever before.
And G-34 says that it is about time too. Keen followers have observed, quite worryingly, that the dirty dance and nocturnal romance of some South East governors and few elements of the party in the zone with President Muhammad Buhari is brewing up a very serious level of discord that will leave a lot of bruises in its wake.
From one state to another, from one local government to another, from one community to another, across all wards… the message is clear – WE WILL VOTE FOR PETER OBI. Youths, women wings of all town unions, all arms of the very numerous AtikuObi support groups in the zone, have vowed to shame any governor or politician trying to deny the zone this chance coming after 36 years to be in the presidency again.
More so, where the man so chosen to represent the zone in the presidential race is a very great personality who has proved himself beyond any scrutiny in all levels of leadership and governance.
They believe that the choice of HE Atiku Abubakar and HE Peter Obi is a rare combination this country may not be lucky enough to get again in this generation. And they are poised to defy whatever shenanigans some disgruntled elements in the zone will bring up in an attempt to deny their son the opportunity to represent them in the presidency.
Obi’s assurances just yesterday wouldn’t have come timely enough. The beleaguered zone does not need such confused state while the general election fast approaches. This election is heating up as a very tough exercise and it is a very welcome development for the unity so assured.