Former governor of Anambra state Mr. Peter Obi has said that most of the injustices and marginalization alleged to have been meted on Ndigbo in Nigeria were self-inflicted.
Speaking in Awka, the Anambra state capital during the grand reunion of Osisioma Foundation founded by Dr Chike Obidigbo, former All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial aspirant in the state, Mr.Obi said Ndigbo have chosen to be spectators rather than getting into the mainstream of seat of power, where the national cake is being shared, noting that if one was not where the cake is being shared nobody will remember you.
Mr. Obi said most governors of the southeast don’t attend relevant meetings and when they attend, they do not have patience to stay in such meetings, thus, missing out on certain crucial issues that has to do with the welfare of their people.
The former governor who also endorsed Dr Obidigbo for the 2017 Anambra state gubernatorial race at the occasion, also indicated his interest to run for the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone against the APGA candidate, Chief Victor Umeh.
He said people like Obidigbo who are employers and wealth creators ought to be given opportunity to rule Anambra state, adding that if people who have never invested nor employed people were entrusted with power, they receive allocation and embark on frolic of their own to squander it because they have never known how to handle money.
Dr Obigdigbo who expressed his preparedness for the political battle in 2017, however urged his supporters and people of goodwill to remain prayerful and unwavering as they jointly pursue this agenda of honest and quality leadership for the great people of Anambra state.
“It is often said that quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit. We are winners and refuse to quit because God cannot be found in an abandoned project” he said.
Meanwhile, The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Rev. Valerie Okeke, has urged the people of Anambra not to forget former Governor Peter Obi and what he did for the state.
Speaking during the Easter Virgil mass at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, Archbishop Valerie reminded the congregants of Mr. Obi’s unmatchable achievements in education and health and prayed God to continue to provide for him.
He also urged the people to support and pray for those in government so that they would lead with the fear of God.