Chairmanship: Obi consults Ojukwu’s family, seeks support


He said it was important for him to visit all the country’s leaders to receive their blessing and support, as he needed everyone to clearly understand his good intentions for the nation.

“For me to do anything, especially now that I’m going around, it’s necessary for me to come and meet my leaders and leaders exist in various spheres of life.

“For me, the most important thing is to walk, be it a political leader or a religious leader. You plead for their blessings. I need everyone’s blessings.

“You need everyone to understand you; you have to figure out what you’re doing to them and be able to say, ‘I came for this purpose’ and that’s why I’m here to see the great family of Ojukwu.”

“I know that with your own approval and support (Bianca Ojukwu), comes the approval of Ezeigbo, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, wherever you are praying for us,” he said.

Obi said that he had met most of the Igbo leaders and “I’m your son”adding: “So if you see your son doing well and breaking new ground, you just have to encourage his effort.”

“I have met with most of our leaders. I am consulting with all of them.” added.

In response, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu said that, among other achievements Obi recorded in Anambra as governor, he was ending the era of patronage in the state.

According to her, Obi is one of the most progressive, competent and transparent politicians in Nigeria today.

“We are moving towards a very defining and decisive moment in Nigerian political history.

“We are seeing momentum like we have never seen before in the country’s political landscape.

“And we are seeing a Nigerian of Igbo origin who has invaded the sociocultural and political landscape like a hurricane.

“Of course, Mr. Peter Obi, we know of your ability, as you were the first two-term governor in the history of Anambra State.” she said.

Ojukwu noted that the rise and acceptance of Obi by Nigerians of all ages and walks of life could be compared to a tsunami.

“It is not an easy task for him to have achieved what he has; the level of acceptance and recognition almost like a revolution that Nigeria has never seen in its history.

“I think at the end of the day what every Nigerian needs is a responsive government. A government that has affinity with the masses. A leader people can trust.

“So I think a lot of us are looking forward to this election because it will define whether Nigerians are really sincere about the change they desperately need.” she added.


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