Eight Years of Ojukwu’s Death: Obi calls for Unity Among Nigerians

Former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who died  on  the 26th of November, 2011,  exactly eight years today. He was speaking at  Domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday in response to the question of how he would like Ojukwu to be remembered.

Continuing, Obi advised Nigerians no matter where one comes from,  not to see Ojukwu as their own or an ethnic figure; contending that those of them that were close to him marvel at his sense of amity and desire for national unity built on equity, trust and belief that the country should be administered  in a manner to make it accommodating to all the constituent ethnic groups.

Contending that many qualities  and legacies of Ojukwu are veritable lessons for nation-building, Obi said: “The way he was accepted is a lesson all Nigerians should emulate – that we must accept one another  in the spirit of love, unity and progress of the country.”


A former Governor of Anambra State  and the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has described Alhaji Abubakar Atiku who turned 72 recently as a “true Nigerian and a committed democrat”. He was speaking to journalist in Yola yesterday.

Noting the varied contributions of Atiku to societal upliftment, Obi drew attention to Atiku’s varied roles as an entrepreneur, job-creator, wealth-creator, educational proprietor, committed democrat and promoter of national unity.  “Having seen it all”, Obi continued, “Alhaji Atiku is manifestly desirous of being part of the glorious era of Nigeria, when it shall be said that the Nigerian Renaissance started. I appeal to Nigerians to give him a chance through their votes to further demonstrate his commitment to the meaningful development of our great country”.

Obi who said it was a privilege being Atiku’s running mate, revealed he was first attracted to him after following his activities and his deep and well-thought-out solutions to Nigerian problems which he kept reeling out, piece-meal, each time he reacted to the many unwholesome developments going on in the country.

“We have had many leaders in the past that were persuaded to come out. We have had many that came out not realizing what they were going into. We have had many who saw leadership as open sesame to fame and fortune. In Atiku, we see a man seeking leadership fully prepared to avoid the pitfalls of those that came there as adventurers,” Obi concluded.


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