Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy, has stepped down his presidential ambition for Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra.
The political economist and management specialist pledged his support for the former Anambra State governor during the Labour Party’s presidential primary in Asaba, Delta State’s capital, on Monday, May 30, 2022.
On Friday, the former Anambra governor joined the Labour Party hours after announcing the resignation of his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi joined the LP after resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party, despite being a presidential candidate for the party.
Obi stated that he resigned because he believes in cultivating a country of producers rather than consumers.
“I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.”
The development means that the coast is clear for Obi to become the presidential candidate of the LP.
A total of 185 delegates were registered to vote in the election of one of four candidates running on the Labour Party’s platform in the upcoming presidential election.