Ex-PDP guber candidate dumps party to endorse Peter Obi for president

Ex-PDP guber candidate dumps party to endorse Peter Obi for president

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo has parted ways with the party.

Ozigbo, the PDP candidate in the 2021 Anambra State governorship election, confirmed the development in a statement on his Facebook page.

According to the statement, the former guber hopeful announced his decision to leave the opposition party during his appearance on a programme on Arise Television on Thursday.

Ozigbo revealed that he dumped the PDP to ensure that at “this precarious time in Nigeria’s history a competent and visionary leader was elected to lead Nigeria into the future”.

He then endorsed the presidential bid of the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 polls, describing the former Anambra State governor as a leader with the right vision for Nigeria.

“Before he was 40 years, Peter Obi had created an enviable mark in the private sector. A multiple-award-winning banker, entrepreneur, and globally trained business leader, Obi took the helm of Anambra state after a long fight for justice,” Ozigbo said.

“Eight years later, he had completely transformed the leadership culture in Anambra with his style of down-to-earth grassroots engagement, prudential management of resources, and keen vision for qualitative transformation.

“Peter Obi is the Nigerian politician I have the utmost respect for. Having worked with him closely during my governorship campaign in 2021, I can attest that Obi is a thoughtful, kind, and generous leader who seeks excellence in all he does.

“After spending many months working with this phenomenal human, I am convinced that he has an abiding love for Nigeria and all Nigerians. He has the right vision for this country, the temperance, and the capacity and experience to take Nigeria out of these troubled waters and lead us to a land of promise.”

Ozigbo contested the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, but lost to Charles Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).


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