The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Russia and president, Nigerian Community Russia, Dr Maurice Okoli has declared support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
In a statement on Sunday, November 27, Dr Okoli said unlike the presidential candidates of the major political parties, Obi has no baggage.
Describing him as a man of impeccable character, Okoli a Senior Research Fellow institute for African studies Academy of Sciences Russia and CEO Markol Group Russia, urged Nigerians to vote for Obi at the 2023 presidential election.
According to him, the Labour Party presidential candidate has awakened the consciousness of the Nigerian youth, stressing that they have trusted him with their future to get them a new Nigeria of their dreams.
He further said the former governor of Anambra state is a man with impeccable track record of excellent public service who will take Nigeria to the promised land. His words: “If the corrupt ruling class rigs him out of the presidency of Nigeria, what we are witnessing now will be a child play on what to come. Nigerians should think.
“For revolution to take place there must be revolutionary situations. We are gradually getting to that situation. The ruling class must be very careful. “I am aware that we black people like to live in self denial. We are mostly not honest to ourselves. And once you are dishonest to your self you can neither be honest to others nor to your God.
“Looking at the precarious and dangerous situation of things in Nigeria, will we be honest to ourselves?. Nigerians should think.
“It is only an educated person without character that will not support Peter Obi. As a matter of fact, an illiterate with character is better than an educated person without character.” He lamented that the country is drifting close to the cliff, emphasizing that all hands must be on deck to ensure Obi’s victory at the polls. Dr Okoli faulted the Muslim/Muslim ticket of the All Progressives (APC), saying such is not needed in a religiously divided country like Nigeria. He said: “If Nigerians allows him to rig himself to the presidency, what we are witnessing under the present APC Presidency will be a child play to what to come.”
On the choice of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as PDP Presidential candidate, Okoli said:
“PDP chose a Presidential candidate who is a Fulani Northern Muslim for another eight years after a Fulani Northern Muslim will be finishing his eight years as the president of Nigeria. This is in a country being choked by the cry of peace, unity, equity, justice and fairness.”