Elections: Former presidential candidates, party chairmen endorse Obi-Datti

Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed

Coalition for Good Governance (CGG), the umbrella body of Former Presidential candidates and 24 Former National Chairmen of political parties, endorsed the Labour Party Presidential Candidate ahead of Feb. 25 election.

The National Coordinator, CGG, Okey Chikwendu, in a statement, said that the decision was reached after examining and evaluating the records of all the presidential candidates in the race for the presidency.

Chikwendu said that it was during the evaluation carried out without any colouration of ethnicity or religious bias that the coalition came to the conclusion that Mr Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed were the most credible, capable and qualified candidates.

“Obi and Datti are the most credible among the contestants vying for the post of President come Feb. 25. Towards this end, we reaffirmed and re-echoed our stand in the best interest of Nigerians.

“We are thankful that Nigerians of all ethnicity have given an ear to our patriotic call to vote Mr Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed as we go to the polls this Saturday,” he said.

Chikwendu said that the Coalition for Good Governance as a body of professionals in the political terrain, advised Nigerians to reject those who peddle unnecessary blackmail on the candidacy of Mr Peter Obi.

According to him, Obi is a nationalist and a true Nigerian, decent, humble, credible, capable, competent and compassionate in character.

He said that Obi as Governor of Anambra rejected billions of Naira and houses as compensation from the State Government.

He added that it was on record that Obi left over N75 billion in the Anambra state coffers at the end of his tenure, a record that has been unmatched by any governor in Nigeria.

“As Nigerians and politicians that we are, we will not sit on the fence to watch another subversion of our resources to individuals and their cronies which is the antecedents of some of the contestants now desperate for the Presidency.

“Fellow Nigerians, because we are not in the payroll of anyone, we are responsible for what we say today, we therefore urge you all to reject thieves and dictators in sheep cloths.

“Vote for Obi and Datti of the Labour Party so that together our Nation can rise from consistent economic failure to economic surplus and together, a new Nation bound in freedom and surplus is born,” he added.

He called on Nigerians to join CGG to take back the country by voting unanimously for Labour Party. (NAN)

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