Elder statesman and former chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state Chapter, Chief Dr Alex Obi has said that he had resigned himself to farming and taking care of the sick, who are hungry, oppressed, abandoned and traumatized due to poor and inept leadership.
Dr Obi made this assertion recently in Owerri, Imo state capital while fielding questions from this reporter on the state of the nation, and the state of affairs in Imo state.
He also upbraided the present political gladiators in the state for their unruly behavior and lack of respect for the elders, adding that they would soon learn their lessons.
The elder statesman who said that he had stopped talking to the press due to what he described as disturbing phenomena playing out in recent time said that he would speak out at the appropriate time.
The former member of the PDP Board of Trustee (BOT), and a founding member of G.34, a platform that collapsed all the progressive forces to form the PDP said that he was not comfortable with the activities of the present political gladiators in the state.
Asked to comment on the present state of the country, the Medical Director of Step of Faith Hospital Owerri said that he would not utter any word for now, but was quick to add that he was a founding member of G.34 alongside prominent Nigerian leaders like Late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former Nigerian Vice president; Late Chief Solomon Lar, former governor of Plateau state and others, but regretted that today things have fallen apart.
On the state of affairs in Imo state, Dr Obi who had a stint with the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the count down to the 2019 general elections in Imo state, said that the entire scenario is very disturbing.
He lamented that while there were glaring tension, sufferings, pains, confusion, hunger, hopelessness and anxiety the present political actors pretended as if all were well, adding that they would soon learn their lessons.
Asked whether he had resigned from active politics the frontline politician said, “I will speak at the appropriate time”.