The PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has been denied by the Igbo socio political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The latest political news in the airwaves is that, the Igbo Socio Political organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has out denied endorsing the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as their agreed candidate, despite the fact that some Igbo leaders during a meeting on November 4 last year endorsed him.
The meeting was attended by the leadership of the PDP including Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President, Bukola Saraki and a host of others.
The clarification came from the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the organisation, Mr Chuks Ibegbu yesterday in Enugu at a media briefing to mark the second anniversary of the current executive of the organisation
Ibegbu said that the clarification became necessary following misconceptions of the event adding that the said endorsement was done by the friends of Atiku, insisting that the organisation had not endorsed any particular candidate.
He said that Ohanaeze needed to be circumspect, “as our children are in all the political parties”.
“ It is erroneous to say that we endorsed Atiku. Ohanaeze Ndigbo did not endorse anybody . That meeting at Nike Lake Resort was organised by friends of Atiku.
“However, due to our peculiar circumstance in the country, we will identify with candidates that will restructure Nigeria if voted into power, ” he said.
He said that the organisation would soon meet to take a holistic position on the 2019 general elections.
“ Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been canvassing for our people to identify with candidates that will restructure Nigeria .
“ We still stand on that and in the next few days we shall meet to take a holistic position on the elections , ” he said .
Ibegbu noted that within the two years in office of the Chief John Nwodo led Ohanaeze Ndigbo , “we have given our modest contribution by re- jigging Igbo leadership and issues concerning our people”.
He said that the current leadership of the organisation had built synergy with its affiliate groups with a view to achieving unity in the among Neighbors.