Former Governor of old Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has told the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to move beyond its recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and consider sponsoring him to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Ezeife who charged the Igbo group to move beyond mere endorsement of Obi in a statement in Awka on Sunday, said the best way of showing its approval for Obi was for “Ohanaeze to go beyond endorsement and give financial and logistic assistance to enable him come out victorious during the elections.”
“Ohanaeze should not only endorse Obi but also sponsor him to victory,” the former governor said.
“I came to the East, they told me that Obi deserves 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 the path of glory.
“In the North, they told me that he deserves it because they believe he has the economic survival plans for Nigeria in his palms, based on his antecedents.
“So I will implore Ohanaeze Ndigbo to move beyond just endorsing Peter Obi. Yes, I applaud them on that but they should also sponsor him to victory in 2023,” he added.