In response to a piece, “Drop Obi or Forget 2019” by a certain Northern group, the spokesman to the former Anambra Governor, Valentine Obieyem has described the protest as a misplaced priority, a non existent protest that lacks reason.
According to Obieyem, Obi who distinguished himself as a governor, did not relent but has continued to champion quality education and advocate for good leadership across Nigeria and beyond, thus has remained relevant to national discourse.
Read the full detail of his rebutal below-
Immediately the Presidential flagbearer of the PDP, His Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku announced the choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate, joy was universal, hailing his preference as one of the best news coming out from our father land. All those that knew Obi very well for what he did in the past, both in his private business and governance of Anambra State and thereafter, wrote eulogies of him. Researchers went to work. After careful and painstaking analyses of his past, they submitted that he is humble, hardworking, knowledgeable about the economy, aware of the myriad of problems of the country, detribalized and possessed of centripetal notion about the unity of the country . Any person truthful to himself would agree that never in the history of Nigeria did naming of running mates elicited comparable reactions.
One is therefore at a loss as to the reasons informing the protest. Since leaving office, Obi has been busy visiting schools all over the country, from Cross River to Sokoto. Obi has been busy diagnosing the problems of the country and offering solutions. Obi has been busy preaching the unity of the country and how good governance will solve the problems in Nigeria, caused by cumulative years of leadership failure that make the protest under review suspicious.
Why protest in Ota? Who is behind the protest? What does the project intend to achieve? Is it true that the planning of the protest was revealed almost a week ago? Why is it that when you have failed to see any fault in Obi, you are bent on inventing one? These are necessary questions which any sincere inquirer will deem appropriate to start with. We do not need such a distraction now. What we need is joining of hands together as we collectively seek solutions to our problems.