Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organization, has urged the Peoples Democratic Pick up collectively, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to retire from politics and help the Labour Pick up collectively candidate, Peter Obi in forming an alliance with New Nigeria Peoples Pick up collectively’s candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Ohanaeze said such realignment would boost the probabilities of the opposition within the 2027 presidential election.
The body warned that the opposition would face monumental disclose if President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announces pastime to bustle in 2027; hence the want for realignment.
Factional Secretary-Accepted of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, illustrious that “Obi didn’t contest the 2023 elections solely as an Igbo man or on Igbo platforms. Barely, his candidacy used to be pushed by his imaginative and prescient for a new and prosperous Nigeria, one that transcends ethnic divisions and fosters team spirit amongst all Nigerians.”
In a press originate Isiguzoro signed, the apex Igbo sociocultural organization said Obi would possibly perchance maybe also level-headed understand a ways from 2023 and forward to 2027.
The assertion reads: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo acknowledges Mr. Obi’s acceptance of the Supreme Court docket’s judgment in opposition to his attraction on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) verdict, which declared President Tinubu as the rightful winner of the 2023 Presidential elections.
“This honorable acceptance has endeared Mr. Obi to Nigerians across the political spectrum, including members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). His behavior serves as a refined congratulations to President Tinubu and has prevented his supporters from being unjustly labeled as anarchists.
“Taking a understand forward, Ohanaeze Ndigbo anticipates that the opposition events will face an now not easy disclose within the 2027 elections if President Tinubu announces his pastime in attempting for re-election as a sitting President. This would possibly perchance maybe also even be an uphill war for the Folks’s Democratic Pick up collectively (PDP), the Labour Pick up collectively, and the New Nigeria Peoples Pick up collectively (NNPP) until they unite and amalgamate right into a formidable political power.
“At this severe juncture, we inspire ancient Vice President Atiku Abubakar to retire from active politics and embody the position of a statesman, lending his help to Mr. Obi and Mr. Kwankwaso as the brand new faces of the opposition. This form of realignment would tremendously bolster the opposition’s political future in 2027.”