Confusion As Ohanaeze Women Wing Supports Atiku, Ohanaeze Worldwide Backs Peter Obi
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has reiterated it’s support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
This is coming as the Ohanaeze Woman Wing announced their support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking via a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, the apex Igbo group reaffirmed it’s support for Peter Obi while also distancing itself from the Ohanaeze Women Wing support.
According to the statement, Ohaneze is surprised to read the recent publication by the Ohanaeze Women Wing purportedly endorsing Atiku.
“The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to the purported endorsement of Atiku Abubakar of PDP by Ohaneze Women Wing as Igbo candidate in the forthcoming presidential election of February 25,” said the statement.
Ohanaeze added that “Their stand is in resonance with the right-thinking patriotic Nigerians and indeed the global community that Peter Obi stands out as the “most suitable, competent, visionary, inspiring and energetic presidential candidate for the forthcoming general election. Obi is not only an exceptional convergence of history, equity and public consciousness, he is also a moral edifice, purveyor of excellence, a quintessential public administrator and the embodiment of the new Nigeria that we all crave for.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo vehemently dissociates itself from such an unwarranted unconscionable and subversive endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of PDP.”
It reiterated that Ohanaeze would not condone acts of insubordination and sabotage from any of its officers and affiliates.