Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has received congratulations from Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on his 61st birthday, which he celebrated today, July 19, 2022.
The social-cultural organization praised Mr. Peter Obi as a game changer, a soldier of values, and a democratic icon in a statement they made on Monday, July 19, 2022.
Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, the national publicity secretary, continued by saying that Obi’s path has been marked by resourcefulness and inventiveness at every turn.
They lauded Mr. Peter Obi as a distinguished Nigerian politician who, in their opinion, served his state as governor and departed office without having used an improper or unconstitutional method of governance.
“While Obi was busy setting standards of good governance for posterity, some other myopic, timid, and mundane governors were busy with the unconscionable primitive acquisition of wealth to the detriment of the impoverishment of the very masses that voted them into office. Quel damage!
“The current events in the Nigerian democratic space are a veritable lesson to the incumbent and indeed to the generations yet unborn. Obi was the governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014.
“What goes for Obi today is the awesome quality service he rendered to his people as a governor; and of course, the dispositional humility, character comeliness, and intellectual acumen that define his public conduct.
“Today, Obi is widely impressed and embraced by the oppressed, dispossessed, and the downtrodden on one hand; and overtly depressing to the oppressors, predators, and political marauders, on the other.
“There is an age-old maxim founded on reason, experience, and truth that a good name is far better than money, silver, or gold. This saying has never been better exemplified than the infectious Peter Obi phenomenon,” the statement read.
It added, “How else can one explain the ongoing intimidating Obi movement in the present day Nigeria: a man whose track record of accomplishments has countervailed the regrettable and despicable tailspin of Nigerian bourgeois cash and carry democracy?
“On the other hand, Obi is today venerated across the length and breadth of Nigeria, not because of his stupendous wealth but because of the irrepressible plastic power of good over evil, light over darkness, and virtues over vices.
“The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor feels highly elated that the rejected stone has seamlessly become the cornerstone that gravitates the Nigerian grassroots including men and women of timber and caliber.
“My brother, Okwute, be assured that in over one thousand years to come, July 19 will remain a day in history: a day a great African was born into Agulu community, Anambra State, Nigeria: a man who with a mere force of morals, uprightness, persuasions, and goodwill was able to change the political narratives of the most populous and backward African country.
“On behalf of all the organs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and indeed all sons and daughters of Igbo Land both at home and in the diaspora, we wish you many happy returns and the fulfillment of God’s purpose in your life.”