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Nigeria 2019 elections: Ohaneze endorses Atiku, urges Igbos to vote for him

The Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, on Thursday endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, has as his running mate, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State.

The President General of Ohaneze, John Nwodo, announced the endorsement in a statement.

He said the ‘Ime Obi’ which is the highest decision making council of the group took the decision in Enugu after it’s meeting.

“In its collective search for a polity that is just, egalitarian and inclusive, the Ime Obi Ohaneze Ndi Igbo met today Thursday 24 January, 2019 at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, to further deliberate on the future of Ndigbo in the chequred history of a beleaguered country”.

He said the Ime Obi took the decision after a ” critical and dispassionate appraisal of the issues and the visible fault lines in the polity, including the analysis of the election manifestos of the various contesting parties, especially with regards to the restructuring of the federation and continued relevance of the people of the Southeast in the Nigerian geopolitical space.”

The group urged Igbos to see their PVCs as their most potent tool to ensure a restructured polity and for a better society.

The meeting further called on the international community to help to ensure a free and credible 2019 electioneering in Nigeria

Ohaneze also urged all Igbos to vote and to protect their votes.

Mr Abubakar is the major challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next month’s presidential election.

 

 

– Premium Times

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