Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has claimed that there are about 18 governors across the political divide who are currently working behind the curtains to ensure the victory of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
However, the socio-cultural group did not disclose the names of these governors.
According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed by the group’s Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro via a press statement on Wednesday.
He said, “As we speak, about 18 governors from the North and South, cutting across party lines, are behind the scenes putting up structures for Obi to be the winner of the 2023 presidential election. In addition, some former Presidents and elder statesmen are in support of Obi’s candidature.
“They are all convinced that Obi has something different from all the other candidates.
“We are glad that for the first time in the recent past, Nigerians are united in the dethronement of misgovernance in Aso Rock. They are determined to make a political change through the ballot box with a third-force presidency.
“This is the first time we are seeing such a strong political movement in Nigeria that is not sponsored by politicians, but rather the masses own the project.
“You have seen the mass movement across the country and beyond; you have seen even children, persons with special needs, the aged; everyone is part of this movement.”
He also explained that members of the opposition are already afraid of this development.
“This is a movement to take back Nigeria from the days of locusts, greedy and selfish politicians and to rescue the country from adversity, economic slump, insecurity and corruption
“Nigerians have demonstrated readiness to take back their country through the ballot box and it behoves the Independent National Electoral Commission to make the votes count,” he said.