- The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar will not be getting the support of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide
- The apex socio-cultural group in the eastern region said they will be pitching their tents with Peter Obi of the Labour Party
- This was made known by the group's spokesperson Alex Ogbonnia who said there was never a time they rooted for Atiku as earlier claimed in some reports
The chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar is all but over ahead of the 2023 election,
The spokesperson of the group, Alex Ogbonnia says the group will not be listening to any offer from the PDP and its candidate while reiterating that it was time for Nigeria to have an Igbo person as president.
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“Atiku has said what he wanted to say, but he would have realised that nobody would take that advice, no person from the Southeast or an Igbo would take that advice seriously.
“I can assure you no person from Southeast or Igboland will take that advice that we should wait until 2027 because, right from time, everybody knows that it is the turn of the South and, by extension, Southeast to produce the next president."
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, others backs Peter Obi for presidency
Similarly, Daily Independent reported that the national vice chairman of the group, Ichie Damian Okeke Ogene also reiterated that they will be going all out for an Igbo president.
He revealed that the group is in collaboration with its counterpart in the southwestern region, Afenifere to go all out for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
He stated that even before the emergence of Peter Obi, the Igbos has long been marginalised and that a higher percentage of the Igbo people are agitating for an Igbo president.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo makes case for Senator Ekweremadu
In another development, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has appealed to President Buhari and the Nigerian government to intervene in the organ harvesting trial of Senator Ekweremadu.
The appeal by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo comes shortly after some kinsmen of the lawmaker urged notable Nigerians to throw their weight in support of Ekweremadu.
According to Ohanaeze, Ekweremadu has served Nigeria in a different capacity and should not be left to suffer alone.