The former Anambra state governor landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday morning, November 30. Nigerians who saw Obi at the airport besieged him and took photos with him as he was all smiles after the long trip.
Obi had earlier visited Atlanta on Friday, September 2 where he spoke on Afro Economics and Government Policy with Columbia’s Africa Business Club.
The Labour Party presidential candidate is noted for traveling alone or with few associates and always have a light bag he carries himself.
Enemies fueling insecurity in Igboland to undermine Peter Obi, Ohanaeze says
Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has decried the renewed killings in several parts of the southeast zone, saying it was a grand design by enemies of the region to stoke insecurity in order to undermine the aspiration of Obi.
Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, made the allegation on Tuesday, November 29 at the inauguration of the new executive members of the Abia state
chapter of the group.
He said Ohanaeze was convinced that the killings that took place at Eha-Amufu in Enugu state
, last week, and the rising insecurity in Imo and Anambra states, were deliberately targeted to undermine the zone.
Peter Obi: PDP chairman in Russia backs Labour Party presidential candidate for president
Meanwhile, the chairman of Peoples Democratic Party in Russia and president, Nigerian Community Russia, Dr Maurice Okoli has declared support for Obi.
In a statement on Sunday, November 27, Dr Okoli said unlike the presidential candidates of the major political parties, Obi has no baggage.
Describing him as a man of impeccable character, Okoli a Senior Research Fellow institute for African studies Academy of Sciences Russia and CEO Markol Group Russia, urged Nigerians to vote for Obi at the 2023 presidential election.