The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Monday, felicitated with Mr Peter Gregory Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, as he marks his 61st birthday.
Ohanaeze stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Alex Ogbonnia.
The statement described Mr Obi as ‘an exceptional Nigerian politician who served as a state governor and left office with neither taint, tarnish nor blemish’.
According to the release, “While Obi was busy setting standards of good governance for posterity, some other myopic, timid and mundane governors were busy with unconscionable primitive acquisition of wealth to the detriment or impoverishment of the very masses that voted them into office.
“The current events in the Nigerian democratic space are a veritable lesson to the incumbent and indeed to the generations yet unborn.
“Obi was the governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014. What goes for Obi today is the awesome quality services he rendered to his people as a governor; and of course, the dispositional humility, character comeliness and intellectual acumen that define his public conducts.
“Today, Obi is widely impressed and embraced by the oppressed, dispossessed and the downtrodden on one hand; and overtly depressing to the oppressors, predators and political marauders, on the other.”
Ohanaeze attributed the wide acceptability of Mr Peter Obi in his presidential quest across the federation to his exemplary ways of life.
According to the statement, “How else can one explain the ongoing intimidating Obi movement in the present-day Nigeria?
“On the other hand, Obi is today venerated across the length and breadth of Nigeria, not because of his stupendous wealth but because of the irrepressible plastic power of good over evil, light over darkness and virtues over vices.”
The president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, in the statement, described Obi as ‘the corner stone that gravitates the Nigerian grassroots, including men and women of timber and caliber’.