2019: Igbo Leaders Endorse Atiku [PHOTOS]

On November 14, 2018 30 Comments

Igbo leaders, on Wednesday endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The decision was taken in Enugu by Southeast elders, comprising political, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups.

They okayed the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi.

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In a five-point communique issued at the end of the summit with the theme “Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond” held in Enugu, the leaders said that the position was based on the restructuring agenda put on the table by Atiku/Obi, which four zones of the country had agreed on.

The communique read by a legal luminary, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN said:

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“The Igbo people of Nigeria held a 1 day non-partisan and inclusive Summit convened by Elders, Traditional and Religious leaders on Wednesday 14thNovember 2018 to consider Ndigbo’s place in the polity especially in light of the forthcoming 2019 elections.

“The summit deliberated on the State of Ndigbo in Nigeria today especially after years of exclusion from the center. This country has never been so divided as it is today. We Igbos have always yearned for a level playing field with justice, equity and fairness.

“The Summit recognized the nomination of His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi Former Governor of Anambra State as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP and fully endorses this nomination. It was acknowledged that this nomination puts Ndigbo back in the center of governance. It is therefore important that Ndigbo should rally behind the Atiku/Obi ticket.

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“We identify with the Atiku/ Peter Obi ticket on the restructuring agenda as has been reiterated by 4 zones of the country namely: South South, South West, North Central and South East. We believe that as long as the federating units remain weak the center will continue to be weak. We equally move to appreciate the position of the Atiku/Obi ticket in promoting national unity.

“In conclusion, the Summit reiterated that the time is now for Ndigbo to mobilize and organize effectively to realize the Atiku/Obi ticket. We are not campaigning against anybody, we are simply campaigning for our very survival. Igbo votes must count wherever Ndigbo live in Nigeria.”

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Comments (30)


  1. Enwelum I Mbadiwe says:

    2019: Igbo Leaders Endorse Atiku
    Interesting Igbo leaders. Who are they leading outside their stomach? When the vultures gather, it will take a little time and their carcasses will litter the street. I saw many being drowned in flood. These Igbo betrayers will change this narrative soon without shame. We watch as events unfold

  2. Anonymous says:

    Our own dear honorable professor and big daddy Ben Nwabueze hugged Atiku Abubakar as he cried uncontrollably before saying that his last wish in life is to see Atiku become the President of Nigeria. Personally, I respect him alot and I believe other Igbo youths hold him in high esteem too. He is a role model for the younger generation and an inspiration for many. He was the co-founder of Ohaneze ndigbo with other respectable Igbo elites like Late Akanu Ibiam, Okigbo, Michael Okpara, K.O Mbadiwe, Chief Ugochukwu, PN Okigbo and Udoji in 1976. He is an achiever.

    However, I do not subscribe to his request for Igbos to vote for Atiku. He has been a strong advocate for fiscal federalism but having worked with so many Hausa-Fulani politicians in the past, has not been able to accomplish his wish and Atiku is one of the politicians he worked with as he was the de facto President of Nigeria during his time as Vice President.

    Most of you would agree with me that there is nothing new about Atiku. He is the same old Atiku. Nothing has changed. I am of the opinion that the 2 major Northern candidates contesting for the 2019 Presidency are no go area. They are 2 sides of the same coin. We all have the freedom to choose. Our big daddy have chosen Atiku while others went for President Buhari but neither of them is an alternative for me.

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