The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has dispelled rumors that some leaders of the party in the zone were working against the party in the forthcoming presidential election.
Obi, who addressed members of the party during an interdenominational service and reception organized for him by the party in the state, said the leaders of the party in the region and all the members were working as one family.
“Let me tell you all, PDP in the southeast are working as one family, and when the votes are turned in, you will all see it. We are working as one, one family,” he said.
Obi said that under the APC government, Nigeria and her citizens have suffered greatly.
He promised that as vice president, he would ensure that major roads in the Southeast were completed as against the propaganda being peddled by the APC government.
Bishop of Awka diocese of the Anglican communion, Bishop Alex Ibezim, who officiated during the service, said only servant leaders can salvage Nigeria.
He said, “Our country needs servant leaders, leaders who will serve selflessly.
“We lack leaders like Nehemiah. Nehemiah served in the kings’ palace but didn’t take pay for the work he did. We need leaders like Nehemiah. Nehemiah are fast disappearing in Nigeria. We must pray for God to give us God-fearing leaders through this election.
“Nehemiah was comfortable in the king’s palace, but he was more concerned about the welfare of the people of Jerusalem. Nigeria is characterized by war, hunger, and all manner if afflictions. All politicians here must know that and work to redeem her.”
Priests also took the opportunity to pray for Obi and his wife, Margaret, against any form of attacks as the election draws near.
The party received and presented PDP flags to new entrants, including Godwin Ezeemo, Yul Edochie and Hygers Igwebuike who were accompanied by hordes of supporters.
The reception was attended by bigwigs of the party in the state, including senatorial and house of representatives candidates of the party.