Pat Utomi a celebrated professor of political economics and founding member of the Labour Party says his decision to step down for Peter Obi was the right choice despite calls from party members saying otherwise.
Utomi made the revelation in an exclusive interview with Seun Okinbaloye on Tuesday on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
The political economist said Obi’s political ideology, past performances in government and intellectual ability drew him closer to Obi. These qualities also made it easy to step down for Obi when Obi jump ship and pitch his tent with the Labour Party.
He also stressed the importance of the former governor’s candidacy to Nigeria, saying that Obi’s focus on production rather than wasteful consumption, unlike the ruling party and the main opposition party in the country.