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Igbo group declares support for Atiku for president

Igbo group declares support for Atiku for president. The decision was made known after its meeting in Enugu. The decision cannot be a surprise to anyone since Atiku picked an Igbo man as his running mate in the coming 2019 general elections.

The pan-Igbo socio-political group has adopted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar as its candidate in the February 16 presidential election.

Former Anamabra State Governor Peter Obi is Atiku’s running mate.

The group met in Enugu where it issued a communiqué in which it explained its position.

The communique issued at the end of the Ime Obi meeting today reads:

“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.

“After a critical and dispassionate appraisal of the issues and the visible fault lines in our 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 our people in the Nigerian geopolitical space, the meeting resolved as follows:

That Ohaneze remains the apex socio-cultural organisation that works for the interest of the Igbo in and outside Nigeria. It attempts to aggregate the views of all other Igbo platforms;
Ohaneze notes particularly that a major political party (PDP) by the nomination of our son Peter Obi as the vice presidential candidate has given Ndigbo an opportunity for inclusivity. Ndigbo must seize the moment;
That the presidential candidate of PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has made an avowed commitment to restructuring of the federation and reconfirmed same during his recent visit to the United States in his meetings with high-level US officials;
In consideration of the above and other relevant existential factors pertaining to the treatment of the Igbo in our polity, the Ime Obi Ohaneze, therefore, hereby ratify the decision reached at the Ohaneze National Executive Committee (NEC)meeting held in Enugu on Tuesday, 22 January, 2019, to adopt the Atiku Abubakar/ Peter Obi ticket in the 2019 presidential election. Ime Obi therefore endorses and embraces fully this ticket, without equivocation, especially with regards to the position of Ndigbo at the AWKA Declaration which insisted on a complete restructuring of the Nigerian polity.
Ohaneze urges Ndigbo 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 elections in Nigeria;
Finally, Ohaneze urges all Igbo to come out and vote and to protect their votes.

The communiqué was signed by John Nnia Nwodo, President-General Ohaneze Ndigbo World Wide.

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