The All Progressives Congress, APC was on Sunday night rallying support for Prof. George Obiozor as president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The development left observers wondering why PDP is keeping mum as APC rallies towards Obiozor.
The APC’s support came in the form of a statement asking Ndigbo to rally support for Obiozor despite the controversies that shadowed the election with all other contestants for the position of president-general boycotting the election.
The two Igbo APC governors, Hope Uzodinma and Dave Umahi, were present at the election and so were some ministers from the APC including Dr. Chris Ngige, Dr. Ogbonnanya Onu and Emeka Nwajiuba.
However, no Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governor was present.
GWG, however, gathered that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State sanctioned the presence of the state’s delegation to the election in Owerri.
APC Rallies Towards Obiozor
The APC in a statement issued by its National Secretary, Dr. John James Akpanudoedehe while congratulating Obiozor, said:
“Going by his distinguished service to the nation, Obiozor’s experience and suitability for the strategic position of President-General of Ohanézè Ndígbo is not in doubt. The Party hereby urges Ndigbo to support Obiozor to fulfil the mandate of the organisation.
“The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni is determined to consolidate on the ongoing efforts to further mainstream the South East geo-political zone in the workings of the governing APC and place the zone in its deserved political standing in the country.
“While the APC is ready to partner and work with the new leadership of Ohanézè Ndígbo towards our shared development, we are also confident that the new leadership will be a bastion for the unity and tolerance all Nigerians should imbue for the peace and progress of the nation.
“The APC wishes the Obiozor-led Ohanézè Ndígbo a successful tenure.”