2023: Valentine Ozigbo Dumps PDP, Backs Peter Obi Ahead of Polls

2023: Valentine Ozigbo Dumps PDP, Backs Peter Obi Ahead of Polls

  • Valentine Ozigbo, PDP chieftain, has dump the party and declared his support for Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 elections
  • Ozigbo, a former PDP Anambra governorship candidate, says Obi will bring inclusive and inspiring leadership to Nigeria
  • The ex-PDP chieftain had earlier complained about the processes in the party during the primary elections stage ahead of the 2023 polls

FCT, Abuja - A former Anambra state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, has announced his decision to dump the party and throw his weight behind the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

In a statement issued on Thursday, August 18, Ozigbo revealed that his decision to resign from the PDP was based on the need to ensure that a visionary leader was elected to lead Nigeria into the future.

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Ozigbo and Obi
Ozigbo described Peter Obi as a visionary leader who can change the fortunes of Nigeria. Photo credit: Valentine Ozigbo
Source: Facebook

Part of the statement read:

“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.”

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Ozigbo also acknowledge the choice of Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as Obi's running mate, saying the duo deserve the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.

He also hailed Nigerian youths for showing patriotism, boldness, and passion in choosing who will lead them into the next four years.

POSN says Peter Obi will redefine politics in Nigeria, build bridges across political lines

Meanwhile, the Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has said Obi would redraw the political map of the country in line with national interest.

The Punch newspaper quoted the spokesman of Onwuasoanya Jones, who praised Obi for building bridges of understanding beyond partisan leanings.

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In a related development, Kamaludeen Shehu Musa, an APC chieftain has publicly denounced his party and joined the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 elections.

Musa accused his party of failing to fulfill its promises to Nigerians during the 2015 general elections.

He also shared a photo of his former membership card of the APC while announcing his defection.

Peter Obi emerges 2022 'Man Of The Year' award

In another development, Obi has emerged the 'Man Of The Year' in the 2022 Leadership Excellence Awards organised by a community TV station.

The former Anambra state governor defeated businessman, Abdul Samad Rabiu and pop artiste, Davido to clinch the award.

A nominee, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, had earlier stepped down and publicly endorsed Obi for the award.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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