Peter Obi laments death of ally, Nwankwu

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has described death of his bosom friend and former Commissioner for Utilities in his administration, Dr. Emeka Nwankwu  as shocking and devastating. He said in Nwankwu’s death, part of him also died. Obi was speaking yesterday after the requiem mass for the repose of his soul at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Abagana. Obi, who recalled how he got a distress message about Emeka’s  deteriorating health on the 30th December, 2019 said that…

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Obi, Akinyemi, Sagay blame bad governance for Nigeria’s woes

Cumulative years of bad governance orchestrated by corrupt political office holders and public servants, has been identified as the reason Nigeria has gone adrift. This was the consensus expressed by Vice-Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Peter Obi, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, and the Judge, Nigeria Industrial Court, Justice Osat Obaseki-Osaghae, These eminent Nigerians spoke at the Centenary Lecture organized by the Lord Bishop of…

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Obi tasks new British PM on Africa

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed happiness over the emergence of Boris Johnson as the Prime Minister of Britain. He said that was a happy climax to what appeared to be a major leadership issue, with the lesson that contestants should maturely sort out their problems without degenerating into something unpleasant. Obi said this yesterday while speaking with Airport Correspondents at the local wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. Describing Boris as “Afrocentric”, Obi said he had followed his activities in Parliament and had noted…

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EU report exposes lapses in our elections –Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, election, Mr. Peter Obi, said the report of the European Union Election observer team on the conduct of the 2019 general elections was an indictment on Nigeria’s electoral process. Obi said in a statement by his media office that the report has reaffirmed the position of Nigerians that the election was a set back to the 2015 general elections conducted by former President Goodluck Jonathan, which was generally adjudged to have enhanced Nigeria’s democratic credentials at…

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Obi charges new leaders on moving forward

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has congratulated leaders sworn in across the country yesterday. He reminded them that by their swearing-in, they have begun the journey of retrieving Nigeria from its present decay. In a release made available to the press by his Media Office yesterday, Obi urged them not to allow the ecstasies of their elevation to becloud their sense of purpose. Describing their swearing in as historic, coinciding with 20 years the nation has practiced uninterrupted democracy, he reminded them…

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Obi to Amaechi: You’re politically irrelevant to comment on 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate and former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has faulted the comment credited to the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi on the 2023 presidency, declaring that the former Rivers State governor lacks the political relevance to make such comment. Obi said that even in Rivers State, Amaechi lacks political relevance and wondered why the minister who is not from South-East would want to speak for the zone. Speaking to journalists after a lecture and book presentation in honour of Rivers State…

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Insecurity: You’ve failed, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the growing insecurity in the country to anger, frustration and disenchantment of Nigerian youths in the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government. The party also noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s “kidnapping as a business” comment was a direct admission of his failure in governance. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said that the explanation confirmed that President Buhari is aware that Nigerian youths did not vote for him in the February 23 presidential election.…

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Campaign: Obi, Agbaje denied access to Trade Fair complex

For about two hours yesterday the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and the Lagos governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje was stranded in the sun as it was prevented from accessing the Trade Fair complex, venue of the campaign. It, however, took the intervention of Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohinmi before respite came their way. The management of the business complex and the DPO in charge of the area prevented them from entering into the facility, forcing their convoy…

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Peter Obi: Wows The Candidates Audience, Intrigues Nigerians

The Candidate interview as hosted by Kadaria Ahmed, had the PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and VP candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, as guests. The interview, although very confrontational from the interviewer’s perspective, had a calm resurgence of knowledgeable and quintessential replies and answers from the PDP candidates. A particular shining star was Peter Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State and also the PDP VP candidate. What stood out, was exactly how he used examples to bring down his answers to the understanding of the man in the street.…

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PHOTOS: Peter Obi shuts down Ladipo, Computer Village, Festac

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has reiterated his support for a pro-business administration with his impromptu visit to markets in Lagos, to understand first hand, what they go through. The visit ended up becoming a carnival of some sort, as the traders in the markets closed their shops, shut down the streets while chanting praises of the two-term Governor of Anambra State. Recall that while Obi was Governor of Anambra State, he ran an Anti-wastage government which cut down on cost of running governance, starting…

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