By Peter Nwasike
The Labour Party (LP) has granted recognition to a support group to a Peter Obi support group called Peter Obi Liberation Team (POLIT) when they visited the State Chairman of Labour Party, Hon. Ugochukwu Emma Emeh, at his office, Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area, recently.
The leader of the group, Mrs. Sylvia Obi, said the performance of Peter Obi as Governor of Anambra State made Obi to be like a lighted candle which should not be kept hidden, but to be mounted on a stand for people to use and find their way. She described Obi as a role model whom all youths liked to emulate in academic brilliance, diligence, honesty, modesty, humility, and passion for service to humanity. She said that when such a trusted personality aspired for a high office as president, it behooved all people, young and old, to support him to enthrone sanity, accountability and transparency in governance. Mrs. Obi pledged the support of her group to the proposed One Million March for Peter Obi for President.
The Chairman of Labour Party, Hon. Emeh, commended the POLIT, for their patriotism and pragmatism in supporting a noble cause, to, according to him, liberate Nigeria from bad governance. He described Obi as an embodiment of reliability in both private life as an intellectual businessman and public life as a sensitive and virtuous governor. He extolled their zeal to participate in the proposed One Million Man March, adding that as Anambra was the home of Peter Obi, it should even be a Five Million Man March, involving the entire populace of Anambra.
He said it was not only the qualitative governance of Obi that was at stake, but also the political integrity of Ndigbo of South East Zone. He opined that the Igbo people should not fold their hands when others reaped the fruits of their labour as evidenced in the leading role an Igbo son, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, played to achieve Independence for Nigeria in 1960, and also the role another Igbo son, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, played in the post military rule to form a national political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and even guided the PDP to incorporate the zoning system in their constitution.
Hon. Emeh urged the members of the POLIT to register as members of Labour Party and to also ensure that all their members had Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and to sensitize others to do so. He then presented a Certificate of Recognition to the leader of POLIT, Mrs. Sylvia Obi.
Many members of the support group, attended the occasion.