I have read with disgust the vituperations of the enemies of this country on the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The complaints range from non consultation to why the choice should be from the South East to the ridiculous protest of non PDP members.
For the avoidance of doubt, very few people parade the intimidating credentials of Peter Obi. Again, very few people parade the integrity of Peter Obi. Further more, very few people parade the common sense economics of Peter Obi. Finally, very few people parade the ability of Peter Obi to overlook personal aggrandisement in public and private life.
For those who wish this country well, Peter Obi will bring a lot of good to the economic revival of this country. One of the prayers of ordinary men like me is that we allow our first eleven to come to power. The names brandished as possible nominees are first class . Now, only one can be chosen and he has been chosen. Our job is to ensure that the Peter Obi who performed Excellently well in Anambra will repeat the feat at the center.
For those who are angry that they were not consulted, Atiku owes that duty to his party. South East Governors Forum comprises of 3 PDP , 1 APC and 1 APGA members. So no need for complaint.
The last group will be those who see Peter Obi as not likely to play ball, I say good for you. He is not the run of the mill politician. Let’s keep Peter Obi the way he is.
Chief Goddy Uwazurike is a lawyer and former President of Aka Ikenga