A former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim has hailed Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for leading a solid campaign and achieving a political feat he could not achieve.

Pius Anyim made the comment in a statement made available to the press.

He clarified that: “I must state here and always that, I am proud of His Excellency, Peter obi for doing what I could not do”.

Senator Anyim claimed that Peter Obi had become a factor in the political equation of the 2023 presidential election, adding that he was proud of the Labour Party presidential flag bearer for doing what he could not do himself.

He went on to say that: “To the credit of His Excellency, Peter Obi, today, he has become a factor in the political equation of the 2023 presidential elections”.

Senator Anyim further clarified that he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite losing the presidential primaries.

“I want to state very clearly that after the presidential primaries, I chose to remain in PDP as a leader and a responsible citizen of Nigeria, who should and indeed do place Nigeria over and above my personal interest”.

Pius Anyim revealed that prior to the PDP presidential primaries, before Peter Obi defected to Labour Party, he had met with Obi and they agreed that the presidency be zoned to the South-East.

“On the issue of His Excellency Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, I am to say that I was in the PDP presidential primaries with Peter Obi and others at some point, all of us from the South-East met and resolved to work together to ensure zoning of the presidential position to the South-East and that whoever among us that got the ticket should be supported by others”.

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