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Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who is the National Vice President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has explained why he believes that all the state governors in the Southeast may vote for the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi in 2023.
Okeke-Ogene made the remark while maintaining that nobody can actually dictate which presidential candidate the Southeast would vote for in 2023.
He noted that the Southeast at the moment appears to be clamouring for Obi because he is a Nigerian project and not because he’s an Igbo man.
In a statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, he described Obi’s national acceptance as the first of its kind in the country.
He noted that elder statesmen like Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and Nnamdi Azikiwe never enjoyed the kind of national acceptance Obi has.
According to Okeke-Ogene: ‘Southeast Governors are five persons with five votes. The same way the votes of the governors belong to them.
‘They may decide to cast it to Labour Party or elsewhere. Days are gone when one man will say, leave the entire Southeast for me to deliver.
‘I perceive the people’s odour and innuendo. They’re not voting for Obi because he’s an Igbo but as a Nigerian project.’
The Eastern Updates reports that Obi a former Governor of Anambra State is one of the leading contenders for the Presidency next year.
In another report, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented over the spate of attacks in the Southeast calling on his supporters to do everything possible to bring it to an end.
Kanu expressed grave sadness while strongly condemning the attacks across the Southeast which have assumed horrible proportions in recent times.
He made this disclosure during his routine meeting with his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, and some members of his legal team.