Ahead of the 2023 elections, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo sociopolitical group, has declared its support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate.
The group noted that it was the turn of the southeast region to produce the next president of Nigeria in line with the power rotation and zoning principles.
In a statement by Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze Ndigbo spokesperson, Obi possesses the right qualities needed to lead Nigeria at such a critical time.
According to them, Obi set the standard of good governance as governor of Anambra state while “other myopic, timid, and mundane governors were busy with the unconscionable, primitive acquisition of wealth to the detriment or impoverishment of the very masses that voted them into office.”
“It is worth reiterating that the justice and equity the Igbo seek in Nigeria has found a providential expression in Obi. This is because, every Nigerian, big or small, young or old, knows that it is the turn of the South-East to produce a president for Nigeria come 2023, going by the rotation and zoning principles that have been entrenched in Nigeria since 1999,” the group said.
“And by all standards, Obi is a good commodity that defies bad market. As it stands, Obi represents the body and soul of the Igbo for the 2023 general election. We hereby urge Nigerians to ignore any contrary opinion from the South-East as the usual distraction and thorns that trail the path to victory.”
The group commended the Northern Elders Forum for advising Nigerians to support the best candidate in the presidential election.