The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi has said that what Nigeria needs now is a team with a firm understanding of global economic realities to plan the re-engineering of the country along those realities. He said this at Isuofia in the House of Chief Ozomma Uba during the stakeholders meeting of Aguata people on December 27, 2018.
Obi who said his visit was by accident, as he had merely come to see a friend, assured that Atiku/ Obi candidacy has the requisite knowledge to turn the economy around, create jobs and tackle unemployment, which, according to him, is the roots of many crimes in the country.
Speaking during the event, the Managing Director of Pokobros Nig Ltd and a renowned industrialist, Chief Paul Okonkwo said that the election of Atiku and Obi would mark the beginning of Nigeria's economic rebirth, going by their antecedent of wealth- creation and sound management of resources.
Recalling Obi's tenure as the governor of Anambra state, Chief Okonkwo said: "Obi's era marked the awakening of industrialization in The state. As an industrialist, we interacted with him on regular basis, he understood what the sector needed and gave it 100% support. We are optimistic that he will do more for Nigeria if he eventually becomes the vice president."
The highlight of the event was his endorsement by 13 traditional rulers from Aguata that were present. They jointly prayed for him and assured him that Anambra traditional rulers and indeed all lovers of progress who are concerned with Nigeria's economic recovery are interested in Atiku/Obi Presidency.
Other prominent stakeholders from Aguata who were present includes: Chief Godwin Okafor, the MD of Winco Foam; Chief Uche Obiakor, Chief Patrick Ifionu2; Chief Emma Nwafor, among others.