Bye Bye To PDP, As South-East Leaders Quickly Reject Atiku, Set To Endorse New Candidate For The 2019 Elections

By Post-Nigeria: January 10, 2019 12:58

Bye Bye To PDP, As South-East Leaders Quickly Reject Atiku, Set To Endorse New Candidate For The 2019 Elections

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has denied endorsing Atiku Abubarka, the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 Presidential election.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the organisation, Chuks Ibegbu, disclosed this on Thursday, in Enugu, at a Media briefing to mark the second anniversary of the current Executive of the organisation.

Ibegbu said that the clarification became necessary, following misconceptions on the event of November 14, 2018, where some Igbo Leaders endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 Presidency.

It would be recalled, that some Igbo Leaders had during a meeting, in Enugu, attended by Atiku and the National Leaders of the PDP, including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, endorsed Atiku.

Ibegbu, however, clarified that the said endorsement was done by the friends of Atiku, adding that, the organisation has not endorsed any particular Candidate for the 2019 Presidential election.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary, further disclosed that the organisation needed to be circumspect, “as our children are in all the political parties’’.

“It is erroneous to say that we endorsed Atiku. Ohaneze Ndigbo did not endorse anybody. That meeting at Nike Lake Resort, was organised by friends of Atiku.

“However, due to our peculiar circumstance in the country, we will identify with Candidates that will restructure Nigeria, if voted into power”, he said.

He stated that the organisation would soon meet to take a holistic position on the 2019 general elections.

“Ohaneze Ndigbo has been canvassing for our people to identify with Candidates that will restructure Nigeria.

“We still stand on that, and in the next few days, we shall meet to take a holistic position on the elections”, he said.

Ibegbu noted that within the two years in office of the Chief John Nwodo-led Ohaneze Ndigbo, “we have given our modest contribution, by re-jigging Igbo Leadership, and issues concerning our people.”

He said that the current leadership of the organisation had built synergy with its affiliate groups, with a view to achieving unity in the area.

He noted that the dexterity and leadership acumen of Nwodo, had positively affected the relationship between the organisation and other ethnic socio-cultural associations in the country.

“This has earned the President General an award, as ‘Bridge Builder of the Nation’, which will be presented to him on Jan. 17, by Daily Independent Newspaper”, Ibegbu said.

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