A one-time Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has predicted a resounding victory for the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential poll, Mr Peter Obi.
“Only rigging can stop Obi from becoming the next president of Nigeria,” Ezeife said.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s rally by the Labour Party candidate and his running mate, Senator Ahmed Datti, in Awka, the Anambra State capital, Ezeife drummed support for Obi, pointing out:”I have a firm belief that Nigerians know Obi is the best among all the candidates as far as this election is concerned.
“I am earnestly looking forward to the day Obi will be sworn in as Nigeria’s President. That day will mark the beginning of Nigeria’s return to the part of the glory.
“Apart from rigging, I would say that nobody else is contesting this election with Obi, inasmuch as I know that some other candidates have so much money at their disposal.
“All powers belong to God. And our God can stop every rigging and I see the hands of God in the ‘Obidient movement’ and I thank all Nigerians for thinking right this time around and I must say that all glory is to our God.”
Ezeife, ruling out an interim government in the aftermath of the presidential election, also said: “By God’s grace, there will be an election this February. There will be no interim government and the result of the election is predictable.
“In fact, I can’t wait for that day, May 29, this year when Obi will be sworn in. But if I had my way, why not bring the swearing-in date down to March or April, instead of waiting till May which is three months far away from the February election.”