Ohanaeze denies dumping Peter Obi for Tinubu

O. Adejo

The Lagos State chapter of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organisation has denied reports that it dumped Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate Peter Obi in favour of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2023 elections.

Sunday Ossai, president of the chapter, said the deceptive claim that Ohanaeze in Lagos dumped Obi for Tinubu was from the pit of hell.

Solomon Aguene, Ossai’s predecessor, was blamed for making such claims.

He emphasised that no one else was authorised to speak on behalf of the group.

In a statement, Ossai stated that the claim was intended to serve private interests rather than those of Ohanaeze in Lagos State.

“The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to the news making the rounds with the caption ‘Ohanaeze Ndigbo dumps Peter Obi, declares support for Tinubu,” the statement read in part.

“The above remarks were delivered by Chief Solomon Aguene, the immediate past president of Ohanaeze, Lagos State Chapter.”

“Ohanaeze, therefore, informs the general public that Chief Sunday Ossai is the current president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter, and that only the Chapter President or an authorised officer of the current Lagos state executive has the right to speak on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, the false impression that ‘Ohanaeze dumps Obi’ is from hell and intended to serve private interests.” This statement is categorically refuted.”

Tinubu, Obi, and Atiku Abubakar are the leading candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.

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