Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has issued a statement following Atiku Abubakar’s decision to choose Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
According to a report by POLITICS NIGERIA, the Apex Igbo socio-cultural group said the decision by Atiku will make him lose the 2023 presidential election.
The report stated that the statement was signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group’s Secretary-General.
It read in part; “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the nomination of Delta State Governor as the PDP running mate to Atiku Abubakar as a chaotic selection for a party not ready to win the 2023 elections.
“Ifeanyi Okowa is a minus for Atiku, as his choice will decline PDP’s fortunes in Delta and Southern Nigeria, a man who misled the Southern Governors agenda will never be trusted for the votes of Ndigbo. Igbos will never vote Atiku and Okowa”.
“Southeast knows the political directions to go in 2023, but certainly not the PDP.”
“Ndigbo will decide the political direction to go but not the PDP, for shunning the southeast, Atiku will face the consequences of his actions.”