South East Leaders Were Never Against Me – Peter Obi


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The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, Peter Obi has said that political leaders from the South East geopolitical zone were never against his emergence.

The former Anambra State Governor made this known on Wednesday when he visited the scene of last week’s pipeline explosion in Umuimo and Umuadoro communities in Osisioma Ngwa LGA, Abia State.

He said he knew Igbo leaders supported his emergence after speaking with Senators Ike Ekweremmadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Theodore Orji, Sam Egwu and others.

Obi also commended the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, for visiting and commiserating with victims of the explosion.

He said, “For us, what is important is to rebuild the South-East, to rebuild Nigeria. What we need is to talk about how to create jobs, how to make Nigeria better for the citizens.

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“Let me thank Gov. Ikpeazu for what he is doing. Governance is about the people feeling you. It is about moving around, seeing it for yourselves.

“When we came this morning, he could have said “well, listen I am busy” and stayed back in his office but he came around with us. He has been to those places.

“He has listened to the people and I assure you that whatever he said today he will do will be practicalised. It is not a question of wishing. So we are all working as a team.

“You know in politics, we need to ask for more. That consultation will be asking for more”, he said.


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