Igbo stakeholders and pro-Biafra groups in the South-east on Thursday reaffirmed the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi.
The stakeholders comprise of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, pro-Biafra groups, including proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Alaigbo Development Foundation.
In a communique read by President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, it called on all Igbo registered voters to come out en masse to vote for the Atiku/Obi ticket.
Part of the communique reads, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in collaboration with Alaigbo Development Foundation convened an emergency meeting of Igbo Stakeholders today, February 21, 2019 at Enugu, the aim of which is to exhaustively review recent events in the Nigerian polity as they relate to Ndigbo in particular, especially in the aftermath of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country; and to express the solidarity and commitment of all Pan-Igbo groups and stakeholders to work together in view of the dire situation facing Nigeria in general and Ndigbo in particular.
“All pan-Igbo organizations and stakeholders including IPOB and MASSOB commit to working together in the spirit of “onye–aghana–nwanneya” even in the face of existential threat confronting us as a people.
“We agree that the irreducible minimum for Ndigbo that will be acceptable for their continued participation in the Nigerian enterprise will be a renegotiated and restructured Nigeria based on equality, equity and justice, for the component regions and individuals who will live under its authority.”