Senator Annie Okonkwo, a former senator who represented Anambra South constituency from 2007 to 2011, has said that the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, was “Endorsed and Anointed by the Nigerian youths to break the yoke of corruption in leadership and end the pains and suffering of the poor masses in the country.
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The former law maker stated this on Tuesday night when he chaired the reception for Obi in Los Angeles, California, United States. Making his remarks at the Beverly Hilton venue, attended by global diasporans, Senator Annie Okonkwo noted that God and man have chosen Obi to take back Nigeria, he added that he can testify of Obi’s capacity to govern the country.
In his statement which was made available to newsmen by his media adviser, Collins Steve Ugwu, Sen. Annie Okonkwo said,
“I was a Senator in a different party; same time in Anambra state when Obi was governor, and I can confirm that the state is, unarguably, the toughest state to govern in Nigeria. “Yet Obi raised the bar of governance there exceptionally, by making integrity, character and prudence his unshaken performance parameter.
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“The results became so visibly commonplace that nobody was clapping, because he had no ‘shishi’ for celebrations. That is the state with the highest concentration of billionaires in Nigeria, with very lean tolerance for attitudes in the gallery.
“He was instead labelled and sneered at, kicked and knocked viciously, but the Rock (Okute) kept focus. “Today, Nigerians have recognised him as the thermometer for accountable governance.
“He has remained the same and constant, only better and still improving. Nigeria is bigger than Anambra, but the challenges are not bigger than his experience. That is why they want him and that is why they will have him.”