…As Obi Mourns Anenih
By Jude Atupulazi
The executive members of the Anambra State chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have restated their support for the former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi, over his nomination as the running mate of the PDP presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The party also said all those who emerged from the party's primaries would have all the support needed to win their elections as the joint ticket of Atiku and Obi.
The stand of the Anambra PDP was contained in a press release signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party Mr Nnamdi Nwagwu, made available to journalists yesterday.
The release noted that the nomination of Mr Peter Obi as the running mate of Atiku ws a prayer answered and a dream come true and that members of the party in the state were excited about the development.
The combination of Atiku and Obi, according to the release, would enjoy a solid backing from the PDP faithful and friends of the party in the state.
The PDP statement read in part: 'Over the years, Mr Peter Obi has demonstrated his clear commitment to progressive values, hard work and visionary leadership in support of the common man and the nation. With his youthfulness, energy and knowledge, he has what it takes to be a great vice president.
'We also congratulate all PDP candidates who have emerged in the recently concluded primaries. We assure every one of our support, as we work hard to get them elected into their various positions. We cannot think of any better set of candidates than those we have now.'
Meanwhile, the former Governor of Anambra State and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has described the death of Chief Anthony Anenih as a painful loss not Just to Anenih immediate family and political associates, but to the nation at large.
Describing Chief Anenih as a cornucopia of politics, Obi said that experiences of people like him were always expedient to nations like Nigeria that were struggling to deepen democratic practices.
Speaking further, Obi said that beyond politics Nigerians should study the rich political odyssey of politicians like Anenih for their timelessness, especially noting their many triumphs and failings that would act as a beacon of light and teaching the younger ones on what to embrace and what to avoid.
Concluding, Obi prayed to God to grant him eternal rest and to those he left behind, the fortitude to bear the loss.