Val Ozigbo’s Campaign: What Obi said about Age – Obienyem

By Jude Atupulazi

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has clarified his speech during the campaign for the emergence of the PDP candidate, Mr. Val Ozigbo, as the in-coming Governor of Anambra State.

A release from his Media Office signed by Mr. Valentine Obienyem, said that Obi, known for issue-based campaign, in his speech at Aguata, Orumba North and South LGA, and few other places, last Tuesday and Wednesday, pointed out numerous projects he did across the state, from roads, through schools, to security, and appealed to the people of those areas to vote for Mr. Ozigbo for possessing the capacity and youthful age to deliver.

‘He also said that whilst the other two contestants have had opportunity to help their people and did nothing, that Ozigbo would be the clear difference,’ Obienyem stated in the release which further stated that on the issue of age, Obi said that the two out of the three major contestants were over 60 years, while Mr. Val Ozigbo was 50.

‘He therefore concluded that Val possessed the ideal age for governorship at sub-national level, which he put between 40 and 60.

‘Obi even went on to say that it was the experience garnered at that level that would contribute to the success of leadership at the presidential level, which he put at between 60 and 80 years.

‘These things were so clearly said and on tape to be twisted by even those contesting election to create dissatisfaction among Val’s campaign team,’ the statement said, while advising Nigerians not to be deceived.

The release reiterated that Ozigbo remained the best, both in terms of age, background, and experiential pedigree garnered out of long years of managing human and material resources.