A Southeast group, the Njiko Igbo Forum, NIF, has risen in condemnation of the endorsement of the candidature of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Apart from the Anambra State Government, which has dissociated itself from the endorsement, prominent Igbo leaders and serving ministers have also knocked the Ohanaeze for making such move.
Similarly, in a statement signed by Rev Okechukwu Obioha, the President of the NIF, he said his group, which is an affiliate of Ohanaeze, considered the development as disturbing.
Obioha said it is unfortunate that they have not learnt from History, as this was the same professional political blunder Ohanaeze Ndigbo made in 2015, when they refused a request from now President Buhari of APC to have an audience with him at least, but rather purportedly adopted President Goodluck Jonathan.
He, therefore, call on the generality of Igbo electorates all over the country and particularly in the Southeast geopolitical zone to ignore the purported decision and report.
DAILY POST/ ANAS