2023 Election: Ohanaeze drums support for Obi

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has decided to back the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential election.

The group said its philosophy finds a cogent expression in Obi as the symbol of Nigerian unity and a beacon of hope.

In a statement by its spokesman, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, in Enugu, the organization said it stood on the position of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) endorsing the Southeast to produce the next president.

The statement reads: “The resolve of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide for the 2023 general election is constant, consistent, and very clear, without any form of equivocation whatsoever.

“In the first place, going by the principles of zoning and rotation of power in Nigeria which has been in existence since 1999, it is the turn of the Southeast of Nigeria to produce the president in 2023.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has canvassed various eminent persons in Nigeria, seeking their support for the presidency to the Southeast come 2023.

“We are delighted by the responses from various groups and highly placed patriotic Nigerians.

“Ohanaeze works in collaboration with the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), comprising the Afenifere, PANDEF, Middle Belt Leaders, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by an elder-statesman, Chief E K Clarke.

“The group in its quest for Nigerian unity, peace, and sustainable national development has endorsed Mr. Peter Obi as their candidate for the 2023 general elections.

“Therefore, on the SMBLF endorsement, we stand, most irrevocably.”



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