Obaze Lauds Ohaneze’s Decision To Endorse PDP’s Atiku/Obi
The Chairman of the Anambra State Chapter of the Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign Council, Oseloka H. Obaze, has lauded the decision of Ohaneze Ndigbo in endorsing the Atiku-Obi presidential ticket.
Obaze said this on Thursday shortly after the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation made their decision to adopt the Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi ticket in the 2019 presidential election known.
According to Obaze, Ohaneze Ndigbo, in endorsing the candidacy of PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, took a “most profound, constructive and courageous decision. He said Ohaneze’s “historical and seminal gesture will serve Nigeria well.”
In a communique issued on Thursday after the meeting of the apex body’s highest decision making organ, Ohaneze Ndigbo said their decision to adopt the duo arose after a critical and dispassionate appraisal of the issues.
It said the body analysed the election manifestos of the various contesting parties, especially with regards to the restructuring of the federation and continued relevance of Ndigbo in the Nigerian geopolitical space.
According to Ohaneze, the nomination of Mr. Peter Obi as the Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given Ndigbo an opportunity for inclusivity. It also said the presidential candidate of PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has made an avowed commitment to restructuring of the federation and reconfirmed same in his meetings with high-level US officials during his recent visit to the United States.
Ohaneze therefore urged Ndigbo to see their PVCs as their most potent tool to ensure a restructured polity and for a better society. It called on Ndigbo to come out en masse and vote and also protect their votes.