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By Folorunso Alagbede, Abuja
Former Governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 general election, Mr Peter Obi has obtained the expression of interest and nomination forms to vie for the presidential ticket of the party.
The forms were obtained for him on Thursday at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, by a group of professionals under the aegis of “Like Minds for Peter Obi.”
The leader of the group, Mr Ekene Nwakuche, while answering questions from Journalists after obtaining the forms, stated that they consider the former Governor and businessman as the best person to bail Nigeria out of its present socio-economic predicament.
According to Nwakuche, We are Like minds for Peter Obi. We don’t belong to any political party. We’re just a group of young Nigerian professionals that feel that the way the country is going, the country is not going in the right direction and we need someone, a technocrat, a seasoned technocrat that can steer the affairs of the country in the right direction, and cut down the cost of governance.
“Because we believe that if we cut down the cost of governance, the country would move in the right direction.
“And we’ve been following him, we are different individuals in the group, professionals, businessmen, public servants, a different category of contractors, artisans, we have members from everywhere in Nigeria, we’re fully represented.
“So, we want the country to move forward. We think Peter Obi can steer it forward and we believe in him because we’ve seen what he did in Anambra when he was a governor.
“And we have heard him talk, he has the wealth of experience to lead Nigeria to the promised land.
“We’re not in this thing because of any gain. We’re doing it because of our children to come.
“Because if we don’t get it right this time around, this 2023, I don’t know where we’ll be.
“Each and every one of us here knows how the country is and we want a better Nigeria. And I believe that if you’re from Nigeria, be it from the north, south, east, west, and you know, you want a better Nigeria, I don’t think there’s any other person that you’ll support than Peter Obi.
“So, we’re buying the form from our group, the Like Minds. And because we know he’s a member of the PDP, that’s why we’re buying the form under the party, People’s Democratic Party, which is his party where he belongs.”