- The Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi has been supported by the Nigeria Labour Congress in Enugu state
- Atiku and Obi are the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, respectively, in the 2019 general elections
- The labour union also chided the Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, for attacking Chief Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s endorsement of the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively, has been supported by the Enugu chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Vanguard reports that the labour union made its position known in a statement in Enugu on Thursday, January 31.
Legit.ng gathers that NLC also berated Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra for attacking the president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
According to NLC, Ohanaeze reserves right of opinion, free speech and freedom of electoral choices.
The statement read: “It is embarrassing and disgusting to learn and hear the utterly vacillating statements made against the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo and Ohanaeze in general.
“We, the Igbo, especially our younger ones should learn how to respect our elders which is in tune with our tradition, culture, norms and values of an average Igbo man. On this note we vehemently pledge our loyalty and unalloyed support for the leadership/Ohanaeze Ndigbo, belonging to where they belong.
“We remit to all Ndigbo the renewed vigor and reassurance of our highest esteem as our destiny lies in our hands.”
Legit.ng previously reported that the president-general of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo was said to have claimed that the governor of Anamabra state, Willie Obiano called him an idiot for endorsing the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar for president.
The special adviser to Chief Nwodo on media and productivity, Chief Emeka Attamah, confirmed the claim.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Nwodo clalimed that Governor Obiano called him and said the state would support President Muhammadu Buhari while also calling him an idiot for endorsing Atiku.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better
OBJ Endorsement Of Atiku; Sign Of Good Tidings? - Nigeria Street Gist | Legit TV