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Former Civilian Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chykwuemeka Ezeife has praised the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo for its recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.
He however stated that Ohanaeze Ndigbo should not limit its relationship with Obi to mere endorsement alone but should expand it to sponsoring him to victory.
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Ezeife who spoke to newsmen yesterday on phone, while reacting to the recent endorsement of Obi, by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said the best way of showing its outright approval for Obi is for Ohanaeze to go beyond endorsement and give financial and logistic assistance to enable him come out victorious during the elections.
According to Ezeife, ‘Ohanaeze should not only endorse Obi but also sponsor him to victory’.
‘I came to the East, they told me that Obi deserve to be president because it is the turn of Ndigbo. I went to the West, they told me that Obi deserve to be president because he has the intelligence and capacity to return Nigeria to part of glory and in the North, they told me that he deserve it because they believe he has the economic survival plans for Nigeria in his palms, based on his antecedents’.
Recall that Ezeife had earlier appealed to Nigerian youths to work for the success of Obi in the 2023 general elections to save the country.
Ezeife, a Third Republic politician, gave this charge when a socio-political pressure group, United Coalition for Youths Awareness, visited him in his Abuja residence and appointed him as their national patron.
The former governor while receiving the crowd of the youths and the appointment letter thanked God that a new Nigeria has come where there will be peace, unity and progress.