Our party holds Nnamdi Azikiwe in high esteem, PDP explains

Oseloka H. Obaze •Defends Onanaeze’s endorsement of Atiku/Obi •Chieftain flays presidency for faulting U.S. UK’s position on Nigeria’s democracy Chairman of Atiku/Obi Campaign Council in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze has reaffirmed that the Peoples party (PDP) holds the late Nmandi Azikiwe in high esteem. He aforesaid the clarification became necessary following insinuations that the party shunned President Muhammadu Buhari’s last week visit to Anambra State to unveil Zik’s sepulcher. Obaze additionally defended the endorsement of PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Fielding queries in Awka, yesterday on the events trailing Buhari’s visit to Onitsha last week, Obaze aforesaid the PDP would ne’er play politics with Zik’s name. He explained that Buhari’s official gap of the sepulcher wasn’t a part of the agenda at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s meeting, stressing that each Igbo person respects Zik, particularly his contributions to the event of Nigeria. “We recognise Zik as father of the state, He was a national hero and he remains therefore. Whoever needs to change the Buhari’s visit doesn’t love Ndigbo. “Azikiwe was the Zik of Africa. additionally our candidates have uttermost regard and respect for him, and that i don’t assume we must always change it. The sepulcher could be a holidaymaker attraction centre and remains therefore. But then, the revealing of the centre and also the Ime-Obi meeting’s clash on same day was a co-incidence,” he said. Obaze explained that the sepulcher could be a central project, adding that Buhari failed to lay its foundation, however the previous government. He lauded Onanaeze’s endorsement, which might go an extended means in impacting absolutely within the space, looking on the end result of the forthcoming general elections. The PDP chieftain exculpated the President General of Ohanaeze, John Nwodo of any wrong doing, conflict that he had provided purposeful leadership for the body at a vital time of national development. “Those WHO are crucifying Nwodo lack bravery, as a result of he’s an informed, well hip, 2 time minister, ANd an elder politico WHO isn’t in search of recognition. Meanwhile, a former Deputy National message Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has condemned the Presidency’s turn the u. s. of America (USA), and also the uk (UK) to not interfere within the affairs of the country. Frank delineate an announcement attributable to President Buhari, wherever he warned the united kingdom, USA ANd alternative countries against interference within the affairs of Nigeria as a “message from table of an thankless wretch.” He aforesaid President Buhari wouldn’t have emerged victorious within the United 2019 polls, while not the intervention of states like kingdom, UN and USA among others. He known as on the international community to ignore the Nigerian presidency and do everything to encourage and facilitate to sustain democracy in Nigeria.