Obi’s campaign to make Nigeria producing nation unsettling many – Group

A group, Diasporans for Good Governance (DGG), has claimed that Mr. Peter Obi’s campaign to move Nigeria from a consuming to a producing nation is unsettling many.

The group said people who belong to the ‘old order’, who have benefited from the consumption nature of the country are not happy with Obi, and would go to any length to stop his presidential ambition.

In a jointly signed press statement, conveners of the group, including: Sir Johnny Obika, Dr Ben Opara, Barr. Franklin Nwakor, Mike Okaka and Amb. Camillus Konkwo identified oil mogul and famous philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze as one of those who are unhappy with the attempt to change Nigeria.

The group chided Eze over his comments asking the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi to drop his presidential ambition.

“When Peter Obi started talking about turning Nigeria from consumption to production, we knew that those who profit from Nigeria’s dysfunctional rentier system will fight hard to retain the status quo.

“Arthur Eze’s continued support for the PDP and the APC only shows that he is a part of the political cabal.

“The people have, however, resolved to take their destiny into their hands. That’s why the masses are flocking around Peter Obi who represents the new order and the light that will guide them out of darkness. It is only logical that agents of darkness will lament about the regime of light.

“His (Eze’s) latest attack on Obi is only an attempt to sustain the stranglehold on Nigeria which they have turned into the poverty capital of the world.”

The group said Eze as a private citizen has the right to support whoever he wished to, but does not have the power to ask Obi to resign from the race, or even urge others not to support him.

Eze had during a speech on December 24, at the palace of Igwe Robert Eze, the traditional ruler of Ukpo kingdom, claimed that he had told Obi during a private visit to perish his thoughts of being president of Nigeria.

The Chairman of Oranto Group has also been roundly condemned for his utterances, with many describing him as irrelevant in politics, as he has never been able to make a governor in his home State, let alone a Nigerian president.

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