A former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has appealed to stakeholders in the South-east to support his nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.
According to Obi, who was in Enugu to discuss with the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and some elders, said the vice-presidential position would help the Ndigbo settle the issue of marginalisation.
You will recall that the South-east leaders and governors of the region had protested the nomination of Obi saying that they were not consulted.
The former governor however, said the success or otherwise of his nomination would depend on the leaders of the South-east. He said that:
“This nomination is about our own area. We cannot continue to say we are marginalised. These are some of the opportunities to address whatever we think is not in our positions”.
“I have served as governor, so people know a bit of my record. I am here to say to you (Ugwuanyi), I remain one of you. Everybody knows that I believe in Enugu. I believe this is our capital and it remains so.
“Your Excellency, that is why I am here. I need your support and that of all of you. I assure that it is all about us and Nigerians, not about Peter Obi”.