Ohanaeze Ndigbo celebrates the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi on his 61 birthday, describing him as a game changer, a soldier of morals, and a democracy archetype.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, described the former governor of Anambra State, as an abundance philosopher, the popular sentiment of youth politics, prudent resource manager, ethnic barrier-breaker.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, said “While Obi was busy setting standards of good governance for posterity, some other myopic, timid, and mundane governors were busy with the unconscionable primitive acquisition of wealth to the detriment or impoverishment of the very masses that voted them into office. Quel damage!
The current events in the Nigerian democratic space is a veritable lesson to the incumbent and indeed to the generations yet unborn. Obi was the governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014.
“What goes for Obi today is the awesome quality service he rendered to his people as a governor; and of course, the dispositional humility, character comeliness and intellectual acumen that define his public conduct.
“The President General of Ohanaeze Ndígbo, George Obiozor, as being highly elated that “the rejected stone has seamlessly become the corner stone that gravitates the Nigerian grassroots including men and women of timber and caliber.
Obiozor said “My brother, Okwute, be assured that in over one thousand years to come, July 19 will remain a day in history: a day a great African was born into Agulu community, Anambra State, Nigeria: a man who with a mere force of morals, uprightness, persuasions and goodwill was able to change the political narratives of the most populous and backward African country.
“On behalf of all the organs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and indeed all sons and daughters of Igbo Land both at home and in the diaspora, we wish you many happy returns and the fulfilment of God’s purpose in your life,” he said.