Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi has cleared the air over reports that South East Governors and Party leaders from the region were not consulted before his nomination was made public
The former Anambra State Governor who was in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State to see Governor Okezie Ikpeazu explains that he consulted widely including all the South East Governors and other stakeholders with no one declining his candidature.
Obi notes that what Nigeria needs at this point in time is a leader who will tackle the economic and security challenges confronting the nation.
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu had earlier debunked insinuations that the three PDP governors from Mr. Peter Obi’s South East region were opposed to his emergence as the running mate to the Party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Ikpeazu made it clear that the choice of the former Anambra State governor stems from Obi’s leadership qualities and integrity over the years, describing him as the right man for the job.
It will be recalled that after a meeting of PDP leaders from the South East zone in Enugu last Saturday, the Governor’s were reported as complaining that the Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar did not consult them before nominating Peter Obi as the running mate.