The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that about 18 sitting Governors are supporting Labour party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World-wide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Isiguzoro said apart from the unnamed Governors, a number of the Country’s past leaders are also supporting Obi’s candidature.
He said; “This is a movement to take back Nigeria from the days of locusts, greedy and selfish politicians.’’
“It is a movement to rescue the country from adversity, economic slump, ASUU strike, insecurity and corruption.’’
“Nigerians have demonstrated readiness to take back their country through the ballot box and it behoves on the INEC to make the votes count.”
“As we speak, about 18 Governors from the North and the South, cutting across party lines, are behind the scenes putting up structures for Obi to win the 2023 election. In addition, some former Presidents and elder statesmen are in support of Obi’s candidature.’’
“They are all convinced that Obi has something different from all the other candidates.’’
“We are glad that for the first time in the recent past, Nigerians are united in the dethronement of mis-governance in Aso Rock. They are determined to make a political change through the ballot box with a third force presidency.’’
“This is the first time we are seeing such a strong political movement in Nigeria that is not being sponsored by politicians, rather the masses own the project.
“You have seen the mass movement across the country and beyond; you have seen even children, the persons with special needs, the aged, everyone is part of this movement.”
“We are going to hold the commission accountable for their actions. The INEC staff should not scuttle the desire of the people by doing the bidding of money-bag politicians,” he added.