Ozigbo, PDP Guber Candidate in Anambra Throws Weight Behind LP’s Peter Obi
Mr Valentine Ozigbo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election has defected to the Labour Party.
Ozigbo who officially declared his defection on Aug. 18 said joined LP to fully throw his support behind the presidential ambition of Peter Obi.
The technocrat turned politician who is the leader of PDP in Anambra said the 2023 general election was a crucial one and there would no fences to sit on.
“A few hours ago, I informed His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of my erstwhile party, the PDP of my decision to resign from the PDP and throw my weight behind Peter Obi.
“I assured him of my abiding love and respect for him as a father, a leader, and a friend, even as I told him I had to follow my conscience and what I feel is best for Nigeria. We cannot afford to replace Buhari with any version of the same.
“I call on all Nigerians to join hands with us as we work to transform the promise and dreams of Nigeria into reality. We must get it right in 2023, we can, and we must.
“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 said.
Ozigbo said Nigerians had suffered untold hardship under the General Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration and that no time in Nigeria’s history was the country’s economy been so decimated and devastated.
He said insecurity, disunity, mutual suspicion, corruption and poverty had become the hallmark Nigerian national life under the rulling APC which accused of failing to deliver on its campaign promises.
According to him, under the incumbent president, Nigerians have suffered untold hardships, our economy has practically crumbled before our eyes, our social safety systems have all collapsed.
“Terrorists, bandits, robbers, kidnappers, ritualists, and cultists now operate openly and without fear of law enforcement. Infrastructure across the country has been left to decay.
From North to South, it doesn’t matter where you choose, Nigerians are living under the siege of criminals, the siege of poverty, the siege of a collapsing nation,” he said.
Ozigbo said the Peter Obi-Yusuf Datti ticket of the LP remained the best option for Nigeria and Nigerians to save the country from the brinks.
He commended the Nigerian electorate especially the youth for taking conscious interest in the political process and for coming out enmass to register and be eligible to vote.
He described himself as Obidient and Yusful noting that the Obi-dient Movement which was the fastest growing and biggest political movement in Nigeria today could be ignored, shamed, or waved away.
“In taking a stand, the Nigerian youth have done what their grandfathers have refused to do. They considered fairness, justice, and equity.
“They have adopted a bold vision of a country where every kind of Nigerian is carried along irrespective of beliefs, faith, tribe, language, gender, and social status.
“They are committed to seeing that peace returns to Nigeria and that we experience the true promise of our founding fathers.
“This magical movement, a youth-driven political revolution, is inspired by the candidacy of Peter Obi, a modern-day leader who we can all believe in.
“Our country has never seen this level of passion in the youth. Instead of criticism and unfair attacks, these courageous and gifted youth deserve the support and encouragement of all Nigerians,” he said.
Ozigbo is an inspirational Nigerian political figure who is a multiple-award-winning global CEO.