Photo: Nwodo, President General of Ohanaeze
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo has denied endorsing Atiku Abubarkar, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 16 presidential election.
This was made known by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the organisation, Chuks Ibegbu, on Thursday in Enugu at a media briefing to mark the second anniversary of the current executive of the organisation.
Mr Ibegbu, said the organisation had not endorsed any particular candidate they needed to circumspect as their children are in all the political parties.
In his words:
“It is erroneous to say that we endorsed Atiku. Ohaneze Ndigbo did not endorse anybody. That meeting at Nike Lake Resort was organised by friends of Atiku.
“However, due to our peculiar circumstance in the country, we will identify with candidates that will restructure Nigeria if voted into power,”
“Ohaneze Ndigbo has been canvassing for our people to identify with candidates that will restructure Nigeria.
“We still stand on that and in the next few days we shall meet to take a holistic position on the elections,”
Mr Ibegbu extolled the virtues of the John Nwodo led Ohaneze Ndigbo, which has seen the organization achieve a milestone during its two year reign.
“we have given our modest contribution by re-jigging Igbo leadership and issues concerning our people.”