A coalition of youths in Anambra State has asked Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), to drop his ambition and join in strategizing for the future, if he truly loves Igbo.
At a news briefing today, November 29 in Awka, capital of Anambra State, the coalition said that Peter Obi’s entry into the race would spoil the chances of Ndigbo becoming the president after 2023 without proper alliance with other ethnic groups.
The National Leader of the coalition Dr. Chinedu Ekwealor, said that Obi’s entry into the presidential race would only give an advantage to one of the leading parties, All Progressives Congress (APC), to win the election.
“Our brother, Peter Obi, does not have this alliance and knows very well that an irate social media mob does not, and cannot, make him president.
“Obi’s presidential run is sabotage to Ndigbo. What he has only succeeded in doing is increasing APC’s chances of winning the election by depleting the votes of the Southeast for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The implication is that the South Easterners will have to stay out of power for a minimum of another 16 years.
“This is because after Tinubu (if he wins), power will return to the North for another eight years, leaving Ndigbo out for another 16 solid years.
“If Obi truly loves Ndigbo, he should step down forthwith and strategise with other well-meaning Igbo elite in charting a way forward for the Igbo nation.
“We repeat, the presidency is not won on the premise of wishful thinking and hullabaloo of an untamed mob, who probably do not even understand the need for a pathway for the Igbo nation, pushing for a new narrative for the Igbo nation.”