Peter Obi Is Atiku’s VP Clear Choice Candidate —Obaze

Oseloka Obaze

The Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] candidate for the 2017 Anambra State governorship election, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze has endorsed Mr. Peter Obi as the vice presidential “clear choice candidate” for the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Mr. Obaze stated this in a short memo he made available to ElombahNews on Thursday.

In the memo, Obaze remarked:

“Many southeastern Nigerians are prima facie qualified to team with VP Atiku on the PDP ticket.

Mr Peter Obi

“The required criteria are vast.

“Of the lot, Peter Obi meets the critical set – experience, youth, global world view, frugality, economic management, acceptability and limited political baggage.

“In terms of strategic succession planning, he fits the bill.

“He has my unalloyed support. And I’ve taken a stand.

“May the Almighty guide Atiku right,” concluded the statement.

In a related development, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has also endorsed Atiku Abubakar to be the next president of Nigeria.

Obasanjo made his position clear during the visit of the PDP presidential candidate to Abeokuta on October 11, 2018.

He congratulated him and called the “President-to-be”.

Atiku Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo during the World Press Conference

Speaking to Atiku, he said:

“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.

“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you.

“Obviously, you have mended fences with the Party and fully reconciled with the Party. That’s why today, you are the Presidential Candidate of the Party.

“In addition to appreciating all that the Party has done for you, may I advise you to work together with all those who contested for the Party’s flag with you as a team for your campaign.

“There are still areas, nationally and internationally, where you have to mend fences and make amends.

“You will know how to handle what is already out and what may yet be put out by the opposition.

“But, I am convinced that if you continue with the attitude that brought you here with these distinguished leaders of goodwill, with remorse and contrite heart, the rest of the coast within and outside the country can be cleared.

“And if there is anything I can do and you want me to do in that respect, I will do.”

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