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Peter Obi’s popularity thrills Bianca Ojukwu

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has visited Bianca, the widow of Odumegwu Ojukwu, to seek her support for his presidential bid.

Obi, a former governor of Anambra, was received at the Ojukwu’s residence in Enugu, on Friday.

Speaking during the visit, Bianca said one of Obi’s achievements as Anambra governor was putting an end to the era of godfatherism in the state.

According to her, Obi is one of the most progressive, competent, and transparent politicians in Nigeria.

“What we are moving towards is a very defining and decisive moment in Nigeria’s political history,” NAN quoted Bianca as saying.

“We are seeing a momentum like we have never seen before in the political landscape of the country. And we are seeing a Nigerian of Igbo extraction who has invaded the socio-cultural and political landscape like a hurricane.

“Of course, Mr Peter Obi, we know of his capacity, having been the first two-term governor in the history of Anambra state.

“It is not an easy task for him to have achieved what he has; the level of acceptance and recognition is almost like a revolution that Nigeria has never seen in its history.

“I think at the end of the day, what every Nigerian need is a responsive government; a government that has an affinity with the masses; a leader that the people can trust.

“So, I think many of us are looking forward to this election because it will define whether Nigerians are truly sincere about the change that they so desperately need.”

Bianca is a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Speaking on the visit, Obi said it is important for him to meet leaders in the country for their blessing and support.

“For me to do anything, especially as I am going around now, it is necessary that I have to come and meet my leaders, and leaders exist in various spheres of life,” he said.

“For me, the most important thing is going around, whether it is a political leader or a religious leader. You plead for their blessings. I need everybody’s blessings.

“You need everyone to understand you; you must elucidate what you are doing to them and be able to say ‘I came for this purpose’ and that is why I am here to see the great Ojukwu’s family.

“I know with her (Bianca Ojukwu) own approval and support, comes the approval of Ezeigbo, chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, wherever he is praying for us.”

Obi added that he has met several Igbo leaders and he is still consulting with them.

“I am their son. So, if you see your son doing well and breaking new grounds, you only have to encourage his effort,” he said.

“I have met with most of our leaders. I am consulting with all of them.”

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