Igbo youth group vow to help Atiku defeat Buhari
Atiku who was elected as the PDP presidential flag bearer last Sunday at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt, on Friday selected former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as his running mate for the office of the president.
Due to this development, the youth group stated that it is throwing its weight behind the former Vice President candidacy, stressing that he was the right man to put the country back on the track to development.
The group said that as a successful businessman, it expected Obi to translate his wealth of experience into good governance for the nation.
They expressed optimism that he would not disappoint Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria at large.
The group had earlier commended the PDP for electing Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, describing Abubakar as “an apostle of restructuring.”
The commendation was given through a statement issued in Owerri on Sunday by its Acting National President, Dr. Kingsley Dozie; and Emeka Odom, its Assistant National Legal Adviser.
“To restructure Nigeria is our priority now and we’ll get it right this time. The choice of the former governor, Peter Obi, is great. He was not wasteful in the management of resources while serving as governor.
“Peter Obi is a good choice. He will bring business intelligence into governance. He is not corrupt and as a governor, he was not wasteful. Igbo youths are very happy. Obi’s success story as a businessman would help in reviving the nation’s economy, if elected in 2019.
“The decision to pick him, we believe, is based on his outstanding performance as governor of Anambra State,” it said.
The group said it had already started discussing and liaising with youths of other ethnic nationalities on how to have a productive and people-oriented election.