Former Anambra state governor Peter Obi says the emergence of ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shows the wishes and desires of most Nigerians.
Obi, who expressed delight with Abubakar’s emergence, said by choosing the former vice president, the PDP delegates did what Nigerians wanted in Port Harcourt.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Obi commended other contestants for putting up a brave contest and conducting themselves in a befitting manner.
Describing Nigeria as a nation that had derailed from a route of development due to what he called cumulative leadership failure, the former governor said he had confidence that Abubakar has all it takes to restore the glory of Nigeria.
His words: “Having personally followed him in the past six months, listened and interacted with him on a number of issues negatively affecting our society, I observe in him a person who has the burning desire to leave a footprint in the sands of time.”
The former Anambra governor called on Nigerians to offer the PDP candidate full support and thanked governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, for providing a conducive atmosphere for the convention.