The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant and former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has expressed optimism that his party would surely present the best person to rescue the country from its present unfortunate situation.
Speaking after receiving the PDP expression of interest and nomination forms presented to him by a group of professionals at his Onitsha residence, Obi said although PDP presidential aspirants were already discussing how to present an acceptable candidate that would carry the party’s flag for the election, the emphasis is on who is best suited for the job because of the enormity of problems facing the country.
Some of the PDP presidential aspirants are already visiting various states in the country and considering the option of a consensus candidate, a move some party stakeholders believe might reduce tension during the party’s primaries.
Obi said: “The presidential aspirants are not saying the consensus is for a particular section of the country.
They might be talking of consensus for the whole of Nigeria. So we are going around and interacting with people and discussing everything.
“You never can tell, I might be the consensus candidate they are advocating for. We have been talking with each other and I believe that in the end, we will find out who is the best person for the job.
“ I have strong support from all over Nigeria and in this recruitment, we must be able to interrogate people’s past and what they have been able to do in their previous jobs to guide Nigerians in making the selection”.
Obi, who said he would formally declare for the presidential race in the coming days, explained that the first thing he would do if elected is to bring back the trust in governance. He added that his manifesto which he is committed to would also be made public.