2023 Presidency: We Are Supporting The True Unifier – Igbo Elders Declare
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, is the true unifier, and we are supporting him in the coming presidential election, said Igbo Elders Consultative Forum (IECF).
Best News Network reports that the South East geopolitical zone leaders declared this on Friday, November 4, 2022.
According to the IECF, the Labour Party presidential candidate is the only one among his counterparts devoid of tribal sentiment.
The IECF leaders, who also pride themselves as Ime-Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said their decision to back the former governor was because he is the anointed one by God.
The chairman of IECF and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, stated these in an interview with journalists in Abuja, Naija News reports.
According to him, with Obi as Nigeria’s president, an end will come to other agitations by different groups in the country, and no one will be treated as second-class citizens anymore.
Ezeife said, “We, before now, agreed in the Southern and Middle Belt Forum to call all the candidates from the South-East, interview them and adopt one person. But that has been overtaken by events. If you look at the candidates from A to Z, you find out that one from the South-East is everybody’s candidate.
“He is the true unifier in Nigeria because he will banish poverty, insecurity, and all the negatives associated with Nigeria. That person is Peter Obi, and he is the person whom all of us will support.”
According to him, the South-East elders were the ones who prevailed on Obi to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in May so he could contest the presidential election.
The IECF leader added: “If you look at the records, you’ll find out that the elders in Abuja really worked hard to get him out as a candidate. We forced him to get out of the PDP so that he could be a candidate for president. So the question of even adopting him doesn’t arise as he is our trusted, God’s anointed candidate to remake and recreate Nigeria. He will make everybody happy.
“Obi will make Fulani belong to Nigeria and have a say. He will ensure Yoruba don’t want to go and will also make Igbo and all groups stay in Nigeria and have the country restructured to work.”