“Calling him for this honourable task in our assessment will comfort Nigerians for a new beginning,” said Ms Ezeanyaeche.
A104-year-old woman, Lolo Iyom Josephine Ezeanyaeche, has endorsed Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed for president, saying they will make Nigeria an investment hub.
Ms Ezeanyaeche, also the chairman emeritus of ‘The Voice for Senior Citizens of Nigeria’, known as Mama Africa, said this when she visited the Labour Party office in Abuja.
According to her, the endorsement of Mr Obi as the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was because he is qualified as the number one out of the four major contestants.
“The searchlight for his selection was nationally oriented and accepted for his visionary leadership, integrity, transparency, competence, capacity, character, selflessness, enlightenment, education, nationalism and globally acclaimed. Calling him for this honourable task in our assessment will comfort Nigerians for a new beginning,” said Ms Ezeanyaeche.
The centenarian added, “Obi will fix the economy and create jobs. If the economy is fixed, it will be easier tackling insecurity, fighting corruption and improving the social well-being of the people. Peter Obi will passionately undertake major constitutional changes that will bring about devotion of power, fiscal federation and entrenching of good governance and the rule of law.”
Ms Ezeanyaeche pointed out that Mr Obi has a great opportunity to change the course of the country’s future for good and will unite Nigerians.
Labour Party chairman Julius Abure said many groups and political parties had endorsed Mr Obi, urging “all our supporters that on the 25th of this month, which is Saturday, they should all come out to cast their votes for the labour party.”
He stressed that the Labour Party had confidence in INEC, led by Mahmoud Yakubu, to do the right thing and “appeal to INEC that the standard they have laid, the integrity they have built over the years, they must crystalise it by their activities in this election.”
Mr Abure added, “They must be patriotic and put the interest of the country first and beyond every other interest. They must avoid the temptation of allowing this election to be compromised. I must also commend all the international observers that have interfaced with me personally, with our party and with our candidate and have assured us that they will observe the election and do the right thing.”