JUST IN: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Finally Reveals Anointed Presidential Candidate

JUST IN: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Finally Reveals Anointed Presidential Candidate

  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo has unveiled the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as its anointed candidate
  • The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation added that three other influential groups, including Afenifere, are backing Obi
  • Ohanaeze through a statement released by its spokesperson, Chiedozie Ogbonnia, revealed why all the groups are backing the former Anambra state governor

FCT, Abuja - Ohanaeze Ndigbo has endorsed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the general elections.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation disclosed this in a statement released by its spokesperson, Chiedozie Ogbonnia, on Tuesday, February 7, Premium Times reported.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo/Peter Obi/2023 Presidential Election
Ohanaeze Ndigbo backs Peter Obi for president. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi
Source: Facebook

Ogbonnia said other regional socio-political groups apart from Ohaneze also endorsed Obi during their recent gathering at Wells Carlton Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja.

Other groups that endorsed Peter Obi revealed

  • The other groups which endorsed the LP candidate during the gathering include:
  • The Middle Belt Forum
  • Afenifere

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2023 presidency: Why Peter Obi was endorsed

Ohanaeze said the groups separately acknowledged that Obi has the needed capacity and competence to rescue Nigeria from its current woes.

The Igbo group urged Nigerians to recognise and seize the rare opportunity which the LP candidate has provided.

“In unison, all acknowledged that Obi is the best thing God has done for Nigeria in this century; a game changer, soldier of morals, democracy archetype, the popular sentiment of Nigerian youths, an abundance philosopher, prudent resource manager, ethnic barrier-breaker and a quintessential audacious Igbo icon,” the group said.

Peter Obi: It's the turn of the southeast, says Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze also maintained its earlier stand that it is the turn of the southeast to produce a Nigerian president in 2023.

The group said rather than agitating against Igbo's perceived marginalisation, it's better to channel the energy into electing Obi who is their "son".

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Ohanaeze also expressed confidence that the LP presidential candidate will defeat other contenders in the poll.

Mixed reactions trail Ohanaeze's endorsement of Peter Obi

Kelechi Kelechi said on Facebook:

"Ohanaeze group is not relevant in the politics of Nigeria, even in the East they can't influence anything."

Godspower Oghale said:

"Peter Obi is God's sent."

Distinguished Bardizbat Ahmad said:

"If we will go by tribe or region then Northerners will continue to be the President."

Emah Akpan said:

"Peter Obi is the best."

Omoyugbo Solomon said:

"From where to where? Even in Anambra, Obiano no be him mate. Go and verify."

Uzoamaka Amaechi said:

"Whether they endorse him or not, if God is with him then the rest is history."

Court gives verdict on Peter Obi's candidacy in 2023 election

In another report, an appeal court sitting in Abuja dismissed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify Obi, as the LP presidential candidate in the 2023 election.

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The President of the court, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensan, dismissed the suit which was filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

The APM's appeal was dismissed over lack of merit.

Source: Legit.ng

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