As part of their appreciation for picking a South Easterner as his running mate in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday said
that it has concluded plans to carry out a two million-man march to galvanize support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and his running mate, Peter Obi.
National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide, Dr. Arthur Obiorah, who disclosed this yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State while speaking to newsmen, stated that Atiku’s courage and wisdom for choosing an Igbo man in the person of Obi as his running mate was highly commendable and must be given a helping hand to succeed.
He said: “The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, the Igbo socio-cultural group, wishes to state its desire to reciprocate the gesture of the PDP presidential candidate for courageously reposing his confidence in a vice presidential candidate from the South East zone.
“Choosing Obi has gone a long way to show that there is still hope in the Nigerian project which emphasizes unity. The two million-man march therefore is our deliberate effort to prove the popularity of Peter Obi and to express our confidence in the joint Atiku and Obi presidency come 2019 to rescue the nation from the current political, economic, social, security and infrastructural quagmires”.
The exercise, according to him, will hold simultaneously in Awka and Onitsha on November 18 this year and is expected to attract all Ohanaeze youths from the seven Igbo speaking states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Delta and Rivers.