The Chairman of the South East Senate Caucus, Enyinnaya Abaribe has thrown his weight behind the candidacy of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and his choice of running mate, Peter Obi, ahead of the 2019 general election.
Atiku announced a former governor of Anambra State, Obi, as his running mate, last week. The announcement has generated mixed reactions, with South East governors, in the forefront of opposition to Obi’s nomination.
The governors argued that they were not consulted before Atiku made Obi’s nomination public.
However, Abaribe, has described Obi’s selection as a right step in the right direction and has described Obi as an embodiment of discipline and positive attributes in good governance.
In a statement released in Abuja, yesterday, Abaribe said with Obi’s choice, as Atiku’s running mate, the party has wrapped up victory in 2019.
“Mr Obi’s widely acknowledged good track record in infrastructural development and economic reforms as governor of Anambra State, remains an eloquent testimony of what service delivery and good governance is all about.
“The ticket of the duo; of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Obi, represents the finest choice available and one that reflects the high pitch push by Nigerians; for total economic and political reforms.
“The present hopeless situation of fear, despondency and hunger in the land, which is occasioned by a seemingly rudderless and clueless government requires experienced and steady hands in the saddle. Of course, the Atiku/Obi ticket presents that radical choice capable of pulling the country out of her present horrendous predicament,” he said.