The Peter Obi Support Network has hailed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2021 Anambra State governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, for joining the Obedient Movement.
Naija News had reported that Ozigbo dumped the PDP and backed the former Governor of Anambra State ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Giving reasons for his decision, Ozigbo told Arise TV on Thursday that at this precarious time in Nigeria’s history, a competent and visionary leader must be elected to lead Nigeria into the future.
In a statement on Saturday issued by the spokesman to the LP candidate, Onwuasoanya Jones appreciated Ozigbo for backing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Jones described Ozigbo as a patriotic Nigerian who is passionate about building a working, progressive and united nation, saying that the endorsement of Obi was long overdue
He said the formal endorsement of Obi’s candidacy showed that he was a progressive patriot with a passion for a better and working Nigeria.
He urged other patriots to take a cue from Ozigbo and join the ‘Obidient’ campaign in order to steer the country away from imminent disaster.
The statement read, “He is a patriotic Nigerian who is passionate about building a working, progressive and a united nation, and it is not in any way a surprise that he has made his declaration to join the most popular and most promising people’s movement in the history of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic politics.
“We have always known that his heart has been with this movement and we welcome him with joy and assure him of our absolute cooperation in ensuring that this movement is piloted to success for the benefit of all Nigerians.
“This is not the time to sit on the fence, this is a time for every true Nigerian and lover of progress to take a stand with the people and participate actively in salvaging the fate of our dear nation.
“Like Chief Valentine Ozigbo, many other Nigerian patriots have put Nigeria’s interest above their personal political and pecuniary interests, by aligning with the best presidential candidate in this election, and it is our hope as an organisation that more political leaders and statesmen will break off the shackles of partisanship and join in the mission to save our nation.”