The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization in Anambra State has slammed Governor Willie Obiano for protesting the decision of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to support the party’s presidential ticket.
It said the protest was only personal to the governor.
The campaign organisation also said the governor should not be perceived as representing the opinion of the people of Anambra.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka, the state chairman of the organization, Dr Harry Oranezi, stated: “it’s unthinkable and suicidal for any Igbo leader to divorce himself from the only body that’s protects the socio-political interest of ndi-Igbo in Nigeria.
“However, everyone is entitled to his freedom of expression and association, governor Willie obiano with his palace jester’s decision to go against Ohaneze confirms their original interest to work against the interest of Ndi igbo.”
Dr Oranaezi hailed the courage of the leadership of Ohanaeze not to sit on the fence in a matter that concerns the interest of evey Igbo man in the world.
He described the position of Ohanaeze as a “courageous decision, which reflects the opinion of all well-meaning Igbo’s and Nigerians at large.”
According to him, “Governor Willie Obiano is not being truthful to himself and has forgotten that his personal interest should not overshadow the collective interest of the people. He should see through the selfishness of siding injustice and tyranny. He has made his choice, but the entire ndi Igbo will move on without him.”
Dr Oranezi maintained that the good people of Anambra State will forever be a part of evey decision that would better the condition of people from South East Geo-political zone, and every Anambra man and woman are in solidarity with Chief Nnia Nwodo and the leadership Ohaneze Ndigbo.
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