We never en­dorsed any­one – Ohanaeze

Weekly Trust - - News - Ab­bas Ji­moh

Ohanaeze N’digbo has de­nied adopt­ing any can­di­date for the 2019 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

Re­act­ing to the re­ported en­dorse­ment of the PDP can­di­date, Al­haji Atiku Abubakar on Wed­nes­day in Enugu dur­ing a gath­er­ing of Igbo lead­ers, the group said it was yet to meet and de­cide on whom to sup­port in the elec­tion.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion in a state­ment signed by its Deputy Na­tional Public­ity Sec­re­tary, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, dis­missed re­ports on the gath­er­ing of the Igbo lead­ers in Enugu, and the en­dorse­ment of Atiku.

The group, although ad­mit­ted that its Pres­i­dent Gen­eral, Chief John Nwodo, at­tended the Enugu meet­ing, it was not the po­si­tion of Ohanaeze.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has not yet adopted any pres­i­den­tial can­di­date as some me­dia houses re­cently re­ported. The visit of the pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to some Igbo lead­ers in Enugu was not fa­cil­i­tated by Ohanaeze N’digbo, though the pres­i­dent gen­eral and some chief­tains of Ohanaeze Ndigbo were present.

“It was a town hall meet­ing or­gan­ised by some friends and as­so­ci­ates of Al­haji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, his run­ning mate and Ohanaeze lead­er­ship was in­vited. We are elated, how­ever, by the prom­ise of Atiku Abubakar to re­struc­ture Nige­ria and ad­dress the vis­i­ble marginal­i­sa­tion of Ndigbo in Nige­ria.

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari with John Car­di­nal Onaiyekan, with the Catholic Arch­bishop of Abuja, and oth­ers dur­ing the visit of the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria’s del­e­ga­tion to the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja yes­ter­day NAN

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