The vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, visited the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, on Thursday.
The PUNCH reported that during his visit, he said that given the general acceptance of his principal, Peter Obi, all over the country, LP would emerge victorious come February 25 polls.
Datti stated that the pendulum was swinging towards Obi’s victory as only the LP candidate stands out as incorruptible among the foremost candidates and who has a clean record after leaving office as governor.
He said, “Your Majesty, I wish to inform you that we have gone round the records of all the past governors that have ruled various states in Nigeria and we discovered that it is only my principal, Peter Obi that kept a clean record and left money in the government coffers while leaving office which was why the anti-graft agencies have never invited him for any questioning, but other past governors plundered the treasury and left an empty or indebted treasury.
“Apart from Peter Obi having clean records, coming from the required geopolitical zone and from the Christian religious sect, Obi is the appropriate person Nigeria needs now to unite this country and at the same time revive the dwindling nation’s economy.
“On a more serious note, Nigerians should avail themselves of this golden opportunity God has offered them to elect Obi as the next president of Nigeria so that he would use his wealth of experience and qualification to steer this country to the right path or else we leave to suffer from our lifetime mistake in the future.
“All we need is free and fair elections from the umpires, 100 per cent votes from the Ndigbo and the rest will become history.”
Responding, the monarch said the traditional rulers in the entire South-East are working hard to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the country and for the electorate to vote according to their conscience, irrespective of whether they were given money or not by overzealous politicians.
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