The umbrella body of the Igbo nation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Lagos State chapter), has denied the news reports that surfaced in the media recently, that they endorsed the presidential aspiration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
According to Vanguard, the group’s president, Chief Fabian Onwughalu said the reported endorsement was not by the group but by an aggrieved faction of the socio-cultural body which left the group to pursue their own selfish interests.
Onwughalu also disclosed that the defaulting members will be sanctioned soon for their actions. He stressed that the national body of the group had officially endorsed the candidacy of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and so there is no way that the state chapters will be at variance with its headquarters.
He opined that other state chapters had also endorsed Jonathan so the Lagos chapter cannot be an exception.
This revelation will come as a huge blow to the leadership of the APC who have been reveling in the decision of the other faction.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie–Oyegun, has explained why former president Olusegun Obasanjo was not issued the party’s membership card after dumping the PDP.
In a related development, Gen. Buhari is back in Nigeria, after being away for over a week.He arrived in Abuja from London this morning, at about 5:45a.m., on British Airways Flight #083