Former Anambra State Governor and presidential aspirant Peter Obi, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, tendered his resignation from the Party, PDP and stepped down from the race. This was coming after internal politicking within the PDP divided the party along the ethnic and religious interests.
Peter Obi has garnered support from outside and within the country but his fate would first be determined by the party delegates before the teeming supporters could back him with votes at the poll.
However, the Group Managing Director of Haldane McCall Plc (formerly Suru Group Ltd), Edward Akinlade has described Peter Obi’s resignation as a huge loss to the party and Nigeria as a nation.
Akinlade had earlier in the day implored Nigerians to work and secure their future and support the former Governor in this journey to rescue Nigeria from the clutches of decay and disintegration
He disclosed this on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, during a virtual press conference from the United Kingdom noting that Peter Obi has what it takes to get Nigeria back on the path of progress and that his campaign would require little funding.
Mr Edward Akinlade warned that Nigeria would remain in perpetual depression for another eight years and go into extinction if it failed to produce a formidable president in 2023.
“In the unlikely event that the key stakeholders are unable to come together and pick the governor as the PDP’s presidential candidate, I strongly urge you to support Peter Obi as PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.”
“At this time, equity, fairness and justice demand that the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be zoned to the South East. But more importantly, even if Peter Obi was from Borno, I would vote for him at this time, beyond ethnic and political affiliations
Peter Obi stands head and shoulder over all other candidates from the South East, whether of the PDP or of the APC. He is a consummate businessman and a trusted political administrator”
The real estate guru said Obi’s candidacy would require little or no campaign, as Nigerians across the board are already agitating for him to become the president. It is, therefore, politically wise to support his aspiration.
“A Peter Obi presidency will not only heal the nation’s fault lines but will also restore the country’s economic growth.”
Mr Edward Akinlade is an astute real estate Professional and Property Developer with an emphasis on high End Commercial and Residential Real Estate Developments. He is well experienced in the identification of excellent property locations and development internationally and locally.
He is highly competent in Property Finance and Trading, and versatile in the origination, conception, structuring and completion of a wide range of property developments. He has pioneered the development of cooperative upscale development of luxury terraced housing units in the local Nigerian market and abroad. Worthy of note is his contribution and wealth of experience in the emerging hospitality industry with a broad focus on the West African sub-region. He pioneered the arrival of the US Best Western Hotels brand into Lagos Ikeja.