From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

A member of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council LP-PCC, Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr, has said that the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, is the right man for the February 25 presidential polls, following his recent high rating by the South-South business summit.

Prof Nwaokobia who was one of the lead speakers at the event said it was a moment of great patriotism, huge passion for the country and an unequalled commitment to national growth and development.

This was contained in a statement issued after the summit in Port Harcourt and made available to newsmen by Prof Nwaokobia.

“It was the OBI-DATTI South-South Business Summit at the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt. And the event put together by the OBI-DATTI presidential campaign South-South caucus and the Big Tent ably driven by Deacon Chris Iyawoye and his team did not disappoint.

“Indeed it was a night of Deep Thoughts, Music, Dialogue and Passionate Ideological Engagement for the good of the country. Peter Gregory Obi and his team comprising the ever-agile National Chairman of the Labour Party Comrade Julius Abure, the relentless Amazon of the cause Aisha Yesufu and others were on hand to add colour and class to a Summit that has remained in the mouth and the hearts of the South-South People.

“The Representative of the Chairman of the day, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo in his speech implored Nigerians to heed the clarion call to take back Nigeria for good. Prof Pat Utomi talked about the need to return Nigeria to the path of industry, hard work and comparative competitive development.

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“The man who pioneered the initiative Deacon Chris Iyawoye told the audience in his well-delivered speech that in Peter Gregory Obi we have found a man who can truly take our country from Consumption to Production.

“Veteran Wale Okunniyi challenged the audience to intensify the grassroots presence of LP for resounding victory at the polls. And Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr was unequivocal in the call for Obidients to preach the gospel of a New Nigeria like our lives depend on it because only through capacity, competency and commitment to new values in leadership can Nigeria be great.

“The Representative of the Guest Speaker, Rev Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, Rev Fr Dr Francis Tetris was eloquent and didactic in handling the topic of the day ditto ‘Raising The Right Leadership For A New Nigeria’. He urged the audience and indeed Nigerians to vote wisely and vote for leaders with character, integrity, capacity and competency. He underscored the fact that only committed and visionary political leaders can transform the nation for good.

“Comrade Julius Abure the National Chairman of the Labour Party challenged the audience to make real the love and the passion they have for candidate Peter Gregory Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed by voting for LP at the Polls come February 25, and March 11, 2023. He re-echoed the very popular cliche ‘with Peter Obi a New Nigeria is POssible’.

“The man of the moment, Peter Gregory Obi spoke to the issues of the day, he talked about how he will clean up the Niger Delta, how his government will make the wealth of the people work for them. He talked about how he will make the entire nation a huge construction site and a new hub of wealth creation and development.

“He talked about integrity, credibility and capacity as the minimums needed to fix Nigeria, and he challenged Nigerians to commit their time, strength, energy and resources to the cause for a New Nigeria, as he promised that he will not let Nigerians down when he is elected President on the 25th of February, 2023. He was frank, passionate and prolific,” the statement said.