Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has backed the G5 Governors of The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in their bid to present a southerner as their choice candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
The group in a press statement signed yesterday, by the Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, made available to journalists in Abakaliki, noted that “Ndigbo have agreed that with the presence of three of our own in the G5 Governors and integrity group, we have the implicit confidence that Governor Wike and others who are seen by Nigerians as the heroes of democracy and are saddled with the responsibility of presenting a preferred Presidential candidate whose competence and capability are verified and acceptable across the country”.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo also thanked the G5 Governors, especially Governor Nyesom Wike who the group stated has stood firm for the people of Nigeria to ensure that the injustice against the Southern Nigeria, the gentlemanly agreement of rotational Presidency between the North and South are respected, adding that the political manipulation of few politicians will never stand against the interests of the majority of Nigerians, even as Nigerians are waiting patiently for the G5 London resolutions “.
Noting, “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has proved that he will be a pro-Igbo Senator as Abia State has been declared open as the most peaceful state in the Southeast with zero violence and insecurity, and Ndigbo has scrutinized that Abia has a record of minimal violence and there is no observation of Sit at home in Abia for the last 7 months now, Ndigbo is ready to support other Southeast Governors facing insecurity challenges.”
“Ndigbo will continue to support the G5 Governors and urge them to stand up for what is right and support any candidate from the south. The resistance of the PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is the reason why Ndigbo is behind the G5 Governors.