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No Fuss About Peter Obi’s Endorsement of Sandy Onor – Higgins Peters


By Magnus Effiong

Peter Obi’s reported endorsement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Prof Sandy Ojang Onor, for the Saturday’s governorship polls would have no effect whatsoever on the outcome of the election, a  Chieftan of All Progressives Congress APC, High Chief Higgins Peters, has said.

Higgins Peters made the remarks in Calabar while answering questions in a viral video which is at the moment trending on various social media platforms.

While urging electorates in the state to vote for the APC candidate, Senator Bassey Otu, Peters said, “It’s a straight forward and simple that in Cross River State we choose who to govern our state on the  zoning formula. This was the reason Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State launched that fight in the PDP. That the PDP was supposed to zone the presidential ticket to south.

“It’s same reason why Peter Obi himself dumped the PDP to contest presidential election under the Labour Party platform and agitated that the presidential ticket should have gone to the south because of the zoning principle.”

The Business tycoon cum politician said he is shocked to hear that Peter Obi, who hated injustice and  the way and manner southerners had been  denied opportunity to lead the country, would  endorse candidate of  PDP for the Saturday’s poll in Cross River State even when he knew that same candidate vehemently  refused to honour power rotation formular.

“Obi is a thorough breed and seasoned administrator to the core. I’m not sure if he knows the dynamics and sentiments  of Cross River Politics.

“Whatever he said, must had been said on the strength of ignorance and innocence. Innocent on the fact that he meant no harm if he said so at all,” Higgins submitted.

He accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of lacking the mindset of winning the governorship election, given their choice of its candidate from the central Senatorial district nothwitstnding the fact that it was the turn of the south to produce the next governor of the State.

“If the PDP were to be ready,they would have brought in a candidate from the south. That is when we would have known that the PDP were ready to win the governorship election.

He said, “By bringing Senator Sandy Onor from the central to run governorship election he is technically disqualified even in the peoples minds and morale. Whoever that votes for candidate of the PDP knows that he is voting for injustice.

“I do not think that people with conscience would want to vote candidate of the PDP. It’s turn of the south. This accounts for the reason why you see influx of people and their parties coming to say it’s back to south, even among PDP members.”

He reiterated that PDP and Labour Party collaboration would add no value to the PDP because what played out during the presidential election was as a result of Obi’s goodwill.

Higgins Peters, an MD/ CEO of Opal Group Inc added, “People voted for Peter Obi because as a form of protest. They were protesting against the statusquo and not because of Labour Party. Obi happened to be a beneficiary of that protest.

“In every revolution, using France as a case study, it must come from the inside  to begin the revolution. Peter Obi came from the inside to start up the revolution. 

“The movement you saw is a warn off thing. Probably because the APC presented a ticket that wasn’t attractive to christians. PDP on their part also presented a ticket which was also not attractive to southerners.

“After 8 years of President Mohammadu Buhari being in power, thier thinking is that power ought to had rotated to south. Unfortunately the PDP presented Atiku, while  on APC part,  they presented Bola Tinubu.

“All this caused some level of distrust in the minds of the christians faith, including the artist in the south. They came together to say no, power ought to have been shifted to south with Moslem/ christian ticket.”

Higgins belueved that aggrieved Nigerians used the platform provided by Peter Obi to express thier grievances and frustrations, adding “That was why you saw people voted for Obi. It was not about Labour Party “


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