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2023: I’m Not Supporting Tinubu, Ikpeazu Replies Orji Kalu

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The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has denied supporting the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He dismissed statements credited to a former governor of the state, Orji Uzor Kalu, that he was supporting Tinubu as mere speculations and wishful thinking.

Addressing reporters after inspecting the final asphalt overlay on Faulks Road, Aba, Ikpeazu said ‘no member of G5 can railroad another member into supporting anyone against his will as suggested by Senator Kalu’.

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Earlier, Director, Strategic Engagement, Abia State PDP Campaign Council, John Okiyi Kalu, had, in a statement in Umuahia, said: “Governor ikpeazu is a democrat and even as he frowns at some decisions of his party, the PDP, he remains a committed member of the PDP family.

‘Ikpeazu is in touch with Abians and will not derail from the decision of a majority of his people which does not presently incline towards APC or its presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu.’

In another report, the apex Igbo social-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has distanced itself from a recent publication purportedly made by the Ohanaeze Women Wing purportedly endorsing the candidature of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Igbo candidate in the forthcoming Presidential election on Saturday, the 25th of February, 2023.

A statement issued by its spokesman, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia said the National Executive Committee (NEC) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, presided over by its Secretary General, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, sat at the National Secretariat, No 7 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu on Friday, February 17, 2023, and reaffirmed its irrevocable support for Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party as sacrosanct.

Ogbonnia maintained that Ohanaeze stand is in resonance with the right-thinking patriotic Nigerians and indeed the global community that Peter Obi stands out as the most suitable, competent, visionary, inspiring and energetic presidential candidate for the forthcoming general election.

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