From Magnus Eze, Enugu
Reasons have emerged on the reluctance by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in frontally endorsing the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, ahead next year’s general elections.
This is as Bitrus Pogu, leader of Middle Belt Forum (MBF), yesterday, said his people are supporting the Obi/Datti ticket because they are young, agile, and have all it takes to rescue Nigeria from the doldrums. He added that Obi fits into the permutation and desire of his region for a President from the South East.
He disclosed that once the campaigns are declared open, the Middle Belt would unveil Obi/Datti in Jos, Plateau State, where they would let the world know that Obi is their candidate.
An allegation went viral during the week that the apex Igbo body had allegedly demanded payments from one of Obi’s promoters, Kennedy Iyere, as a condition to support a Nigerian President from the South East.
Ohanaeze had in the buildup to the 2019…