From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
National Convener of the Big Tent, an independent Presidential Campaign Council of the Labour Party (LP), Prof. Pat Utomi has described the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi as a leader Nigerians can trust to steer the affairs of the nation if voted into power at the February 25th election.
A statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs of the Big Tent, Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr, shortly after a Town Hall Meeting in Ibusa, Delta State, quoted Prof Utomi, as saying the people should vote for Peter Obi because he is the most competent and credible among all the presidential candidates.
“The high point of the event was when Prof Pat Utomi challenged the audience not just to vote but vote for a leader they can trust. He noted that Peter Gregory Obi is not only the most competent of the leading Presidential candidates but that Peter Obi is the most credible, the most competent and that Peter Obi has the greatest capacity to get the job done.
“Prof Utomi charged the people to vote for a man who had done it before, reminding the crowd about Peter Obi’s performance in Anambra State. He turned Health care around in Anambra State, his investment and stride in education are unparalleled, and his score on security, his financial discipline and his investment in infrastructure speaks to the capacity and competency of Peter Gregory Obi.
“He said Peter Obi is the Leader you can trust, so step out on election day to Vote for Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed”, Prof. Utomi charged the crowd.
The statement further added, “The energy and the electricity of that great Anioma Rally were felt across the Delta State capital Asaba, and across the Anioma nation. Indeed the spectacle of the people who trooped out to wave at the motorcade in solidarity with a Movement and a Party whose ultimate resolve is to take back Nigeria for good was a beautiful one.
“It was a Big Tent moment, it was a watershed and indeed an exciting stride in the history of the politics of Delta State. The Obidient Movement Worldwide led by the Big Tent began what is called Operation Win Your Constituency, and charity they say begins at home, so the Geopolitical Zone of the Convener of the BigTent Prof Pat Utomi decided to show the way.
“Saturday the 4th of February, 2023 was the day the people of Delta North Senatorial Zone fondly called the Anioma People stepped out in support of the LP Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi and his Vice Sen. Datti Baba-Ahmed. It was in furtherance of the need to consolidate the Labour Party’s control of the political narrative everywhere and anywhere, and to win the many undecided voters over to the Obi-Datti Revolution.
“It was a day of Music, Dance, Speech Making and Commitment to the project Take Back Nigeria through the Labour Party LP and the Obi-Datti Presidency.
The day began with a Town Hall Meeting in Ibusa which is apparently the largest constituency in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
“The Town Hall Meeting was targeted at inspiring the Obidient Movement at home to greater action and to ensure that LP wins resoundingly across all the Wards and Units in Anioma land.
“After the Town Hall meeting the convoy paid a visit to the oldest Leader and Diokpa of Ibusa who at 103 was excited about the promise of a New Nigeria, he prayed for the Movement and for Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed. The convoy also visited prominent political stakeholders in Ibusa.
“It was at the Oshimili South Arcade in Asaba the Delta State Capital that the One Million Man Rally proper took place”.
The statement also said: “Speaker after Speaker informed the excited crowd about the need to turn things around for good with the instrumentality of their Votes. Use your PVCs justly and vote wisely was the message. Charles Oputa Charly Boy regaled the crowd with one of the latest revolutionary songs in his arsenal whilst encouraging the people to show through their votes that Our Mumu Don Do’, ‘I’m glad and I believe say our Mumu Don Do’.
“Dr Nosike Agokei charged the people to rise up to the challenge and Take Back Nigeria for good. He asked them to vote for the candidate who truly can take Nigeria from consumption to production.
“Johny Mamba a foremost leader of the Obidient Movement in Ika Nation urged the people to remain resolute in their choice of the Obi-Datti candidacy and to step out to vote LP in the general elections.
“Diokpa Delly Ajufo was unequivocal in asking the Anioma nation to vote overwhelmingly for the Labour Party and noted that Peter Obi is the most reliable of the many candidates in the race for Presidency.
“Compatriots, we are the grail-bearers of the New Day driven by an unalterable commitment to birth and berth a New Nigeria.”