Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has come out to defend the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo over his recent article on the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi.
Naija News reports that the youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has defended Soludo by telling his critics to leave him alone as he is entitled to support any candidate of his choice.
The youth group in a statement by its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said Obi’s candidacy should not be reduced to an Igbo project, hence Soludo reserved the right to support any candidate of his choice.
The group’s reaction follows several criticisms of Soludo’s statement that Obi won’t win the 2023 election and that he was only playing games.
The group urged Soludo to move on unperturbed as he had not committed any crime.
Naija News gathered that Nnabuike noted that “We want to say that the reactions that Soludo’s statement has generated are worrisome and needles too. It has gotten to the point that some people are talking of impeachment while others are threatening to dump refuse at the Government House.
“At this point, we say that enough is enough. Peter Obi’s candidacy is not an Igbo project as the people have never met anywhere as a group to take a stand one way or the other. Under such a circumstance, people have the right to support any candidate of their choice and that is exactly what Soludo has done.
“In the South-West, the Afenifere endorsed Peter Obi despite the fact that their son Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in the race, yet nobody has abused them. It is a matter of choice.
“People should also not forget that Soludo belongs to another party, APGA, with candidates for various positions. How then will he abandon them and begin to market candidates of another political party?
“Having said this, we ask that all manner of attacks on Prof. Soludo should stop. Nobody had the monopoly of such shenanigans. Nobody can chase him out of the Government House merely because he exercised his rights.”