Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has recommended that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and the Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi are the best choices for the PDP delegates ahead of the PDP presidential primaries and subsequently are considered competent and healthy to fly the PDP presidential tickets, as both aspirants had shown courage and Igbo ingenuity in governance with a proven track record of accomplishments in Rivers and the Anambra States as Governors.
In a statement signed by the apex Igbo social cultural group Secretary General Mazi Okechukwu Isigwuzoro, the group said : “The choices Governor Wike from Igbo speaking clan of Ikwerre of South/south and Peter Obi from the southeast is based on their wider outreach and consultative campaigns across the country, we have monitored the progress made by the two Igbo sons and approved that their approaches to issues of the day and dilemmas facing Nigeria had sparked rays of hope for a better Nigeria.
“Governor Wike has labored very hard to strengthen PDP as an opposition political party and we are in support of Governors Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi’s efforts to assist the Ohanaeze’s mandate of recovering Igbos in the South /south zone, which is highly commendable ” It has been a herculean chore to unite our kith and kin from south/south, as part of our obligations based on the Constitution of Ohanaeze, remains that all Igbo speaking States of Ohanaeze including Ikwerre in Rivers and Anioma in Delta are part of the 2023 Igbo Presidency project, Governor Wike is a match to Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, he has what it takes to defeat the former Vice President”.
“Mr. Peter Obi’s luminance on issues of the economy and simplicity has earned him a lofty admiration amongst Nigerians, the former Governor has what it takes to revive the economy and introduce modesty in governance, he is the toast to PDP delegates, we are pleased as he accepted the challenge of throwing his hat on the ring and we wish him the best ahead of the PDP primaries.
“Ndigbo are not happy with the way PDP has abused the principles of the zoning formula enshrined in her Constitution, ” this is unacceptable and it’s an albatross to a successful expedition, the option of an open contest had brought suspicion that the NWC is not sincere with Igbo after milking the Igbo votes for 20 years, and attempts by NWC to manipulate the primaries in favor of Atiku or any other Northerner will spell doom for the party”, it says.