- Arunma Oteh is the latest prominent Nigerian to declare support for Peter Obi's presidential ambition
- The former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission says the attributes of Obi qualify him for the number one office in the country
- She also noted that Nigeria's huge resources and enormous talent needs to be harnessed by a reputable leader
Twitter - Arunma Oteh, a Nigerian economist and former treasurer and vice president of the World Bank has endorsed Peter Obi for president.
In a series of tweets on her Twitter page, the former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission gave reasons why she is supporting Obi.
In one of the tweets, she wrote:
“My choice is unequivocal and this is based on Peter Obi's stellar track record. I had the honour to serve with him on the Nigeria’s Economic Management team chaired by the president and so my basis is not hearsay. He stands out and Nigeria is in a desperate situation.”
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In another tweet, she wrote:
“The stakes for Nigeria are too high. I cannot, in good conscience, sit on the fence. The situation is desperate and Nigerians will need to work hard to #TakeBackNaija.”
In yet another tweet, Oteh stated:
“No country can afford corruption and certainly not Nigeria, a nation of 200 million with 100 million living in poverty almost 62 years post-independence despite huge resources and enormous talent.”
Peter Obi's supporters erect billboard in Ibadan
Meanwhile, some young Nigerians under the aegis of Tranform Naija, t up a billboard of the Labour Party presidential candidate and his running mate, Dr Yusuf Datt-Ahmed in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
A Twitter user, Ike Onwubuya, shared photos of the young Nigerians setting up the billboard with the words:
“These young Nigerians contributed their own money to put up this billboard for Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed in Ibadan. Big shout out to Transform Naija. May your Labour never be in vain.”
2023: APC chieftain denounces ruling party, declares support for LP
In a related development, Kamaludeen Shehu Musa, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has publicly denounced his party and joined the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 elections.
Musa accused his party of failing to fulfil 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.
2023: PDP chieftain dumps party, declares support for Peter Obi
On his part, a former Anambra state governorship candidate of the PDP, Valentine Ozigbo, has announced his decision to dump the party and throw his weight behind 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.