Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, will unveil his presidential campaign council on Wednesday.
Doyin Okupe, the director general of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organization, posted an invitation card that revealed this.
The event occurred when the Middle-Belt Forum and Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, were praised for adopting Obi by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the highest socio-cultural organisation in the Igbo nation.
The reveal would take place in Abuja in conjunction with what Okupe referred to as a pre-campaign global news conference.
The Secretary-General of the Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, had in a statement said, “We applaud the respected leaderships of Afenifere and Middle-Belt Forum for the adoption of Obi as the best among other presidential candidates based on age, fairness, competence, and track records of accomplishment in governance.
“We urge Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State and his South-East counterparts to remember that the Afenifere elders mean well for Nigeria and an Obi Presidency will favour the Yoruba people and Northern Nigeria.”
The group described Obi as a national movement, adding that “The Labour Party candidate is not an Igbo presidency movement, but rather a Nigerian project anchored on capacity, competence, and character.
“This clarification has become necessary for posterity’s sake.
“Ohanaeze enjoins other ethnic groups like Afenifere, Middle-Belt Forum and Pan Niger Delta Forum to insist that the rotational presidency between the North and South is a must for equity and fair play and that a Southern President should succeed the President, Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2023.”