Former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the candidacy of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, is a chance for the “long-suffering” people of Nigeria to “take back their country”.
Speaking with newsmen at his home in Nnewi-South local government area of Anambra State, Amaechi said Nigerians have been “politically raped” for many years by both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The emergence of Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed ticket is an opportunity that God has given to the long-suffering people of Nigeria to save and take back their country, which has been economically and politically raped for many years”, the elder statesman said.
Meanwhile, Obi has asked a Federal High Court to dismiss a suit seeking his disqualification for nominating his campaign manager, Doyin Okupe, as his placeholder.
Recall that the PDP had asked the court to bar Obi from replacing Okupe as his running mate. However, Obi went ahead to nominate Baze University proprietor, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, as his running mate while Okupe resigned.
Responding to the originating motion, Alex Ejesieme (SAN), the lawyer representing Obi and Okupe, asked the court to dismiss the prayers of the PDP.