The Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State has called on its support groups to begin door-to-door and market campaign for its the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
The coordinator, Chief Joemartins Uzodike, made the call when he received members of Associates of Peter Obi (APO), a political pressure group, in his Awka-Etiti county home, Idemili South Local Government Area Anambra, yesterday.
APO is the umbrella of members of different political parties rooting for Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti as next president and vice president of Nigeria in 2023.
Uzodike, former commissioner for information in Anambra and long-standing political associate of Obi, said the council adopted door-to-door and market campaign strategy for effective result.
He said it was through inter person communication that majority of Nigerians would understand the good plans of the presidential candidate of Labour party.
Uzodike said, so far Obi-Datti project looks divine due to the large support it is getting across the country.
“Peter Obi’s growing popularity is not because he talks better or behaves better than others, but because God is at the centre of the project and directing every other thing according to His will,” he said.
Uzodike who commended the commitment made by Nigerians both home and in the Diaspora in the promoting the activities of Obi’s presidential bid, said he (Obi) will unite and fix the country if elected.
“I know the passion of Mr Obi on the challenges faced by our nation. I am privileged to have joined him in most of his consultations with who is who in this country and by the grace of God if elected, things will change for better,” he said.
He assured members of APO and other people backing Obi that nobody who backed the project would labour in vain.
Dr. Vero Okechukwu, a member of APO Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra, said the group has people of like minds from various political parties who believe in the vision of Obi-Datti project.
She noted that the era when Nigerians must work strictly on the dictates of political parties they belong was over.
“Members of APO share the view that old political order when members of political parties should behave like cult groups is over. The country is sinking today because of this old political culture, that is why we decided to come up with this initiative to let Nigerians understand that they must not be forced into voting a bad person because he is a member of their party,” she said.