The vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has said the Igbos are tired of being marginalized in the country.
Obi said this on Tuesday in Abakaliki when he visited the Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi.
According to him, his visit was to get Umahi’s support for the 2019 elections saying that the leaders of the South East are not against his candidature for the poll.
“Of course, since after the nomination, there have been issues where people have put all of us in dispute,” he said.
“But I have called and severally maintained that never at any time did the leaders of this zone disagreed with my nomination; they disagreed with the process.
“But of course, we now live in an era where the social media controls every sense of news and every type of news.
“This journey will not be successful without your leadership and that is why I am here to solicit for his continue leadership of the zone and PDP as a party is desirable of returning to power.”
He added that “Not just we want to return to the center, it is because we have seen a mismanagement of our country Nigeria.
“Every index of development in Nigeria today is very low. Even in the fight against corruption, we have moved from 26 to 48. Everything is very bad. We cannot continue that way.
“So, PDP wants to come back and continue with building the nation. We are tired of marginalisation.
“This is an opportunity to start rebuilding the entire zone, and it could only happen with your leadership.
“That is why I am here for your blessing. Be rest assured of my loyalty and availability always.”