BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Governor of Taraba State, Engr. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has described the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as an exceptional Nigerian who has shown that responsibility should define the position of Leadership.Governor Ishaku was speaking on Monday when Mr. Obi visited him with his team that are on Nation-wide consultations with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains across the country.The Governor, who requested another standing ovation by his Cabinet and PDP stakeholders in the State after Mr. Obi’s speech, said jokingly that if he knew he was coming for such an enriching lecture that he would have charged them 100 dollars per person to be admitted to listen to the speech.Describing the speech as World class, Engr. Ishaku said it was 45 minutes of laying bare the entire gamut of Nigeria’s problems.“He did not only lay bare our problems as a country, he also proffered solutions as could come from a man sure of himself and his mission to salvage the country,” the Governor said.Insisting that Mr. Obi’s good governance and legacies still rebound in the State, he narrated how he asked former Governor Willie Obiano how and where he got money to build a brand new airport in the State and how Chief Obiano told him in confidence that it was part of the money that Mr. Obi saved in Naira and dollars that he used for the project.Earlier in his speech, Mr. Obi employed wide range of statistical analysis to buttress the mess in the country that has seen her occupy the bottom ranking in all the indexes of States: stress level, misery level, poverty level, among others. The former Governor said Nigeria must get it right now to avoid bequeathing anarchy to future generations.He also visited Plateau and Benue States, canvassed the same message of choosing right Leaders that can change the fortunes of Nigeria for better.CAPTION:Peter Obi being received at Jalingo Airport by the State Deputy Governor.