The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Valentine Ozigbo has declared support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
AllNews Nigeria reports that Valentine Ozigbo revealed this during an appearance on ‘The Arise Interview’ on Thursday evening, saying that his decision to resign from the PDP was based on the need to ensure that a visionary leader is elected to lead Nigeria into the future.
Ozigbo explained that his decision to resign from the PDP to support Peter Obi was based on the need for Nigeria to have a competent and visionary individual in charge of affairs.
He observed that Nigerians have been split into two categories: those working to sustain the status quo and those uncomfortable with the status quo and want to bring positive change.
“His Excellency, Peter Obi was the governor of my home state of Anambra for eight years.
"The groundswell of support that his candidacy is receiving from Anambra, the South East, and the entire country is based mainly on the revolutionary, inclusive, and inspiring leadership he demonstrated as a governor.
“Before he was 40 years, Peter Obi had created an enviable mark in the private sector.
"A multiple-award-winning banker, entrepreneur, and globally trained business leader, Obi took the helm of Anambra State after a long fight for justice", he stated.
“Eight years later, he had completely transformed the leadership culture in Anambra with his style of down-to-earth grassroots engagement, prudential management of resources, and keen vision for qualitative transformation.
“Peter Obi is the Nigerian politician I have the utmost respect for. Having worked with him closely during my governorship campaign in 2021, I can attest that Obi is a thoughtful, kind, and generous leader who seeks excellence in all he does.
“After spending many months working with this phenomenal human, I am convinced that he has an abiding love for Nigeria and all Nigerians.
“He has the right vision for this country, the temperance, and the capacity and experience to take Nigeria out of these troubled waters and lead us to a land of promise.
“I acknowledge the brilliant choice of His Excellency Peter Obi’s running mate, Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Together, this is an unbeatable presidential ticket, and they deserve the support of all well-meaning Nigerians,” he stated.