World Zionist Union leader in the South-East Godfrey Gbujie has expressed shock over the sudden resignation of Peter Obi for dumping the PDP and pulling out of the presidential primary.
Mr Gbujie had stated on May 18 that God revealed to him that Mr Obi would emerge as the PDP’s presidential candidate.
Mr Gbujie said the ex-Anambra governor acted in error as his last-minute decision lacked proper consultation.
On Wednesday, Mr Obi, in a letter he personally signed, announced his resignation from PDP and withdrawal from the presidential race.
“I must say that I am shocked by the sudden withdrawal of Peter Obi from the PDP, his action could be likened to that of King Saul of Israel in the Bible shortly after he was made king. Obi did not consult many stakeholders within and outside the PDP before he threw in the towel in a venture God had already endorsed him,” explained Mr Gbujie. “I do know that a group backing his presidential aspiration on the platform of the PDP as of early Wednesday had raised more than N2.5 billion and other meetings were selected for Wednesday evening and on Thursday before a sudden news of his withdrawal came.”
He added though Mr Obi’s calculation might be to pitch tent with another party to pursue his ambition, the former PDP presidential hopeful must understand that God uses man to perform miracles.
“We might hear tomorrow that Obi has crossed to another party in continuation of his presidential aspiration, but the truth remains that PDP already has a firm root in many parts of the country,” Mr Gbujie noted. “It is for this singular reason that God wanted to use the platform to deliver Peter Obi, but since he acted without due recourse, I wish him well.”