2023: Otti Congratulates Peter Obi, Describes Him As A Beacon of Hope.
A renowned economist and Labour Party Governorship Aspirant in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR has congratulated an iconic Nigerian and former governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi (Okwute) on his emergence as the Labour Party presidential candidate in the just concluded Presidential primaries held in Asaba, Delta state.
In a release made available to the press, Otti poured deserving encomiums on Peter Obi, explaining that the excitement, support and solidarity which his presidential ambition has elicited across political, ethnic and religious lines are a clear manifestation that honest Nigerians of all classes cherish excellence whenever and wherever they see it.
In his words “Okwute is a national asset, a beacon of hope, and a colossus of high proportion whose administrative skills, managerial acumen and honourable disposition in leadership have contributed immensely in resetting and reshaping the hitherto pervasive mindset of mediocrity and profligacy in public service”.
The ex bank Chief expressed joy that his June 8, 2020 article published in his Backpage column in Thisday Newspapers captioned “The Triumph of Profligacy Over Prudence” dedicated to Mr. Obi, which x-rayed Obi’s leadership excellence and accomplishments anchored on cost cutting, is being made manifest today as many Nigerians have begun to see the genius in the man he has known for years.
Otti further explained that the mere fact that another accomplished and iconic Nigerian, Prof. Pat Utomi found Mr. Obi worthy enough of being stepped down for, in the presidential primaries, spoke eloquently about how highly placed and revered Obi is in the Nigeria of today. Otti also used the opportunity to salute the internationally respected intellectual, Prof. Utomi, who was the the sponsor of his wedding close to 30 years ago, for his sacrifice for good governance in the country.
Finally, Otti thanked Labour Party leaders and members for finding Obi worthy of flying its flag, and prayed that God would give Obi the strength and wisdom to pursue his presidential contest smoothly and emerge victorious.
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