2023: Ex-Presidential Aspirant Urges Northerners To Support Peter Obi
The Northern Elders Forum and Northerners have been charged by a former presidential aspirant, Udoka Charles Udeogaranya, to support the presidential ambition of the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi.
According to Udeogaranya, Northern support for Obi in the 2023 general election would ensure the wish of the late former Minister of Steel Development in the Second Republic, Paul Unongo, of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction, is achieved.
Udeogaranya while commiserating the passing of Unongo in a statement released on Monday said it is time for Northerners to support a presidential candidate from the South-East.
The statement read, “The Northern Elders Forum and the entire Northern Nigeria should honour and heed the wise counsel and wish of the recently departed soul of Wantaregh Paul Unongo, OFR.
“No Nigerian who is sincere to himself or herself can be in denial that the Igbos who Nigeria has denied presidency for over fifty years, should not produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023; a singular action that will unite Nigeria and build inclusiveness for Nigeria to move forward.
“Nigerians in general and particularly the good people of Northern Nigeria must put all hands on deck and ensure that Mr Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party and as well, the best candidate on all numerous fronts, emerge victorious on the 2023 presidential election for the common good of all the people of Nigeria.”
Udeogaranya also prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal life and reunite Northern and Southern Nigerians as brothers in one accord.