Sunday, 27th November 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search
Breaking News:

Punish PDP with your votes, ex-Ohanaeze scribe urges Ndigbo

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
27 September 2022   |   2:40 am
A former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nworgu, has asked Igbo to punish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with their votes in the 2023 general elections for allegedly neglecting

Former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

A former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nworgu, has asked Igbo to punish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with their votes in the 2023 general elections for allegedly neglecting the region’s support.

Nworgu stated, in Enugu, that the PDP got the support of the South East throughout its 16 years in power, but regretted that the party never reciprocated it.

Speaking at a book launch, he said that Igbo massively voted for the PDP, and Ohanaeze deliberately endorsed its presidential candidates due to its belief in the party. He, however, regretted that the region has nothing to show for its support.

He said: “So we cannot continue to support a political party that has taken us for granted. It is time to tell the party how we feel, and the only way to do so is to punish them for what they have made us pass through,” he maintained.

Nworgu also said that it is wrong for anyone to believe that the All Progressives Congress (APC) exists in the region, stressing that Ndigbo is yet to accept the party.

He noted it would amount to a waste of time for anyone to campaign on the platform of the party in the zone.

Speaking at the event, former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, urged Ndigbo to fully identify with the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

He stated that Obi is not just an Igbo man, but also the brightest among the other contestants.

Nebo said that posterity would never honour those who shy away from supporting a movement, which has the potential to heal Nigeria.

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, said that Obi’s movement from the PDP to the Labour Party was divinely orchestrated.

He said: “God did a miracle that we may not understand. That miracle is the circumstances surrounding Obi’s candidacy under the Labour Party. When he saw that the presidential primary by the PDP would not be credible, he decided to leave the party.

“The issue is not what party he joined, because Obi will certainly have received accolades no matter the party he joined. But the strategic importance of joining the Labour Party is to give it a national structure in a way that nobody will say it is a party belonging to a particular ethnic group.”

In this article