Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a prominent Igbo social-cultural organization, has thrown its support behind the Labor Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the upcoming February 25th elections.
According to a statement from its spokesperson, Chiedozie Ogbonnia, on Tuesday, the organization announced that, in addition to themselves, other regional socio-political groups also endorsed Mr. Obi during a meeting held at the Wells Carlton Hotel in Asokoro, Abuja, on Thursday.
Other influential groups present at the gathering also endorsed the LP candidate, Peter Obi, according to Ohanaeze’s statement.
These groups included the Middle Belt Forum, led by its president Bitrus Porgu, the Pan Niger Delta Forum led by Edwin Clarke, and the Pan-Yoruba cultural organization, Afenifere, headed by Ayo Adebanjo.
Ohanaeze emphasized that these groups individually acknowledged Mr. Obi’s capability and competence to improve the current state of Nigeria and called on the people to recognize and take advantage of this rare opportunity provided by the LP candidate.
“In unison, all acknowledged that Obi is the best thing God has done for Nigeria in this century; a game changer, soldier of morals, democracy archetype, the popular sentiment of Nigerian youths, an abundance philosopher, prudent resource manager, ethnic barrier-breaker and a quintessential audacious Igbo icon,” the group said.
It urged Igbos to remember that “politics is not always the art of the possible, but most times the art of choosing between the reasonable alternatives.”