2023: 18 governors behind Peter Obi, Ohanaeze opens up 

Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide Wednesday said not less than 18 sitting governors are supporting the presidential bid of Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Paty (LP).

The group noted that governors on different political platforms, including the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other political parties, are afraid of the development. 

In a statement made available to journalists by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, said apart from the unnamed governors, a number of the country’s past leaders were also backing Obi’s candidature. 

Isiguzoro appreciated the courage and determination of Nigerians who are trooping out from different parts of the country in support of  Obi.

He further urged that the momentum be sustained.

The statement reads: “This is a movement to take back Nigeria from the days of locusts, greedy and selfish politicians. 

“It is a movement to rescue the country from adversity, economic slump, ASUU strike, insecurity, and corruption.

“Nigerians have demonstrated readiness to take back their country through the ballot box and it behooves the INEC to make the votes count.

“As we speak, about 18 governors from the North and the South, cutting across party lines, are behind the scenes putting up structures for Obi to win the 2023 election. In addition, some former presidents and elder statesmen are in support of Obi’s candidature. 

“They are all convinced that Obi has something different from all the other candidates.

“We are glad that for the first time in the recent past, Nigerians are united in the dethronement of misgovernance in Aso Rock. They are determined to make a political change through the ballot box with a third force presidency.

“This is the first time we are seeing such a strong political movement in Nigeria that is not being sponsored by politicians, but rather the masses on the project.”