The Labour Party’s Peter Obi has received praise from the top Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, for the former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement in the general elections of 2023.
Remember that Obasanjo just endorsed Obi for president in the upcoming elections on the grounds of equality and fairness for Nigeria’s South East.
The former President’s support for Obi has sparked conflicting responses across the country, particularly from the opposition political parties and their followers.
However, in response to Obasanjo’s choice, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said in a statement by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said it was significant that Obasanjo chose to support Obi over his former Vice, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In relation to their position that a Southerner should follow President Muhammadu Buhari, the group praised Obasanjo for “fighting for equality and justice.”
“We have also said that Atiku’s ambition is not good for the unity of Nigeria and his former boss’s decision has justified our stand. We advise him to step down and support a Southerner. There is no justification for Buhari to hand over power to another Fulani.”
The South-East murderers were also urged by Ohanaeze Ndigbo to lay down their weapons in the spirit of the New Year.
The group said “It is no longer news that Ndigbo has lost billions of Naira in the routine ghost Mondays, which is popularly known as Monday sit-at-home, in addition to wanton killings.
“The introduction of violent agitation and the killing spree of Fulani herdsmen are the twin lapses that Igbos must end in 2023.
“It is time to go after the criminals and their sponsors to end the insecurity challenges in the South-East. We call on the Federal government to initiate plans for the arrest of Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa.”
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