The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths (Worldwide) has commended the PDP and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for choosing an Igbo son as a vice presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
The commendation was given through a statement issued in Owerri on Sunday by its Acting National President, Dr Kingsley Dozie and Emeka Odom, its Assistant National Legal Adviser.
<p>It said that assistance of Igbo youths would be made available to the PDP having chosen Dr Peter Obi as its presidential running mate.<br />The group said it had already started discussing and liasing with youths of other ethnic nationalities on how to have a productive and people-oriented election.<br />“To restructure Nigeria is our priority now and we’ll get it right this time.<br />“The choice of the former governor, Peter Obi is great. He was not wasteful in the management of resources while serving as governor.<br />“Peter Obi is a good choice. He will bring business intelligence into governance.<br />“He is not corrupt and as a governor, he was not wasteful. Igbo youths are very happy .</p> <p>“Obi’s success story as a businessman would help in reviving the nation’s economy if elected in 2019.<br />“The decision to pick him, we believe, is based on his outstanding performance as governor of Anambra state,” it said.<br />The group said that as a successful businessman, it expected Obi to translate his wealth of experience into good governance for the nation.<br />They expressed optimism that he would not disappoint Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria at large.</p> <p>The group had earlier commended the PDP for electing Abubakar as its presidential candidate in the 2019 elections.<br />Its leader, Dr Kingsley Dozie, described Abubakar as an apostle of restructuring.<br />He promised that his group would liase with its parent body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, alongside “our brothers after our consultations and get it right this time.”</p> <p>“The party’ s primary was free and fair and the most credible presidential primaries.<br />“Igbo youths are pleased with the party’s style of leadership and particularly the restructuring agenda of its candidate which placed him first in the race.</p> <p>“Consequently, the leadership of igbo youths, led by Kingsley Dozie, shall mobilize all igbo youths, home and abroad, to ensure that a better candidate who places our interest as a priority and who will genuinely restructure Nigeria emerged as the president of Nigeria come 2019,” he said.</p> <br />