A group of young people in Anambra State claim that Peter Obi’s campaign for president of the Labour Party (LP) has sabotaged the Ndigbo because it has only boosted the chances of the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next elections.
The group asserts that Obi’s admission into the race would harm Ndigbo’s chances of winning the presidency after 2023 if no right alliance with other ethnic groupings is formed.
Dr. Chinedu Ekwealor, the coalition’s national leader, told reporters yesterday in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, that if Obi truly loved Igbos, he should withdraw his presidential bid so that Ndigbo would have more time to get ready.
Ekwealor observed that Obi’s entry into the presidential race was to give an advantage to one of the leading parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to win the election.
The group said: “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.”