Former Deputy Chairman, Media and Public Affairs, House of Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has described the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as “a symbol of the people’s revolution geared towards the enthronement of a new Nigeria.”
In a statement commemorating the 61st birthday of former Governor Obi, Hon. Ogene prayed for wisdom to enable the Labour Party flag bearer lead the coming ‘revolution’ peacefully.
“It is with great pleasure that we join the ever-growing mass of supporters of Mr. Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 Presidential Election, to felicitate with him on the occasion of his 61st birthday anniversary.
“Like a goldfish that cannot be hidden, despite your modest lifestyle, you have become a shining light, and a model of purposeful leadership, whose antecedents have propelled to the fore across our dear country, Nigeria.
“As it were, I dare say that there appears to be a derived demand for Peter Obi’s life, having been chosen by the Nigerian people to lead the peaceful ‘revolution’ to take back their country from an inconsiderate elite.
“As it were, your record of service in Anambra State, as Governor, remain insistent reminders of your capacity to lead our dear country, Nigeria, out of the doldrums of woe and depression, which successive bad leadership have plunged her into.
“In deed, the widespread support of the youths and aged alike reflects the yearnings of the electorate to give you their votes to enable you replicate good governance on a national level.
“We, therefore, use this medium to reaffirm our support and confidence in the Obi/Datti project, knowing that Nigerians will experience a new lease of life when you take over the reins of power in 2023.
“We also celebrate a political juggernaut and defender of the masses, Senator Victor Umeh, on the landmark occasion of his 60th birthday.
“As a reliable ally of former Governor Obi – one which he shares same date of birth – Chief Umeh’s sojourn in politics, thus far, has left no one in doubt that he is a man of political victories.
“This fact is further reinforced in his decision to join the Labour Party and collaborate with the Obi/Datti Team to forge a partnership that would ultimately liberate our dear country from the current strangulation of political buccaneers.
“On this occasion of Chief Umeh’s Diamond jubilee, we celebrate him as a dependable, loyal and unwavering fighter, who fought tenaciously to reclaim the mandate of Peter Obi as Anambra Governor.
“May God Almighty continue to preserve both of you, for more years of service to the Fatherland,” Hon. Ogene, who is also the Labour Party Houses of Representatives candidate for Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra State, said.