Gyang Bere, Jos
President of Izu-Umunna Cultural Association of Nigeria, Dr. Patrick Ugo Ihekuna, said the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate of Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential election is in fulfilment of political aspirations of the Ndigbo in Nigeria.
Dr. Ihekuna in a press statement issued in Jos on Monday, appreciated the views of those who felt aggrieved for not been consulted and urged Ndigbos to close ranks for the actualisation of the project.
“Izu-Umunna Cultural Association of Nigeria, the Pan-Igbo Think-Tank of Ndigbo worldwide joins millions of Nigerians to felicitate with Waziri Adamawa, Alh. Atiku Abubakar for the feat he achieved in emerging the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“We identify with him for making an epoc choice in selecting Mr. Peter Gregory Obi as his running mate.
“We celebrate a great team of the President and the Vice President come 29 May, 2019. Waziri, we say Ndewo, Imela, Jokwa for fulfilling the aspirants of Ndigbo with your astute choice of Peter Obi.
“We appreciate the views of those who felt they were not fully consulted. We believe that there will be room for further consultations in the nearest future.
“These are perilous times in the history of our country Nigeria. We therefore hope that every patriot will see the need for sacrifices that will enthrone a truly redemptive team for our country.”
Dr. Ihekuna called on Ndigbo in the North with Izu Umunna to reward Atiku Abubakar and the PDP with overwhelming votes to enthroned them as President and Vice President in 2019.
“Let it be said that come 2019, Ndigbo in the North, with Izu Umunna in the forefront, will reward the Waziri with our total support that we believe will impact positively on the outcome of the epic electoral battle. We say thank you Your Excellency Waziri Adamawa for making Ndigbo proud.”