Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Has Finally Endorsed Jonathan For 2015 Election-How they come up with there consensus


The Pan-Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Tuesday endorsed the candidacy of President Goodluck Jonathan for re-election in the February 14 presidential elections.

The decision came after it meeting held at the national secretariat in Enugu.

The body noted that the Igbos contributed massively to Jonathan’s victory in 2011, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it had to choose between backing the President to complete his second term in office, or withdrawing its support for him.

In arriving at the decision to back Jonathan, Ohanaeze said it took note of the fact that, although the President had not done as much as Igbos expected from him, he has improved infrastructure in the South-East, and given Igbos a general sense of belonging in his administration.

A statement, titled ‘Presidential Election, 2015: The Stand of Ndigbo,’ which was jointly signed by the President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey, the Chairman, South-East Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, and the Secretary-General, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, said the endorsement followed wide consultations.

The body also stressed that the decision to endorse Jonathan was made in the “collective interests” of all Igbos, as well as in solidarity with the people of the South-South.

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