Peter Obi not destined to win 2023 election – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, the largest Igbo social and cultural group, has said that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, did not win the 2023 election because it is not yet his time to lead Nigerians.

In a message of congratulations to Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, Ambassador Tony Chiemelu Obizoba, the group’s Director-General (Implementation and Strategic Planning), said he was sure Tinubu could continue what President Muhammadu Buhari had done.

The group also said that it would never forget Obi for his work to make a Nigerian president from Igboland a reality.

“Tinubu is capable, and we have no doubt in his capacity to ensure the continuity of the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, which are apparent, indisputably correct and will continue to stand as good legacies for generations of leaders to come.

“This Igbo umbrella body will continue to remember Obi, former governor of Anambra State, as one who, despite all odds, laboured hard to actualise a Nigerian president from the Igboland. However, God has not destined it to happen in 2023. It may happen later. God spares the life of everybody.

“It is more to show that the Igbo do not really hate themselves as some Nigerians tend to say. In all, general performances of the candidates across parties have given this group the confidence to agree that the emergence of one of them, who is Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is well deserved and we say congratulations,” he said.

Mahmood Yakubu, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), named Tinubu president on March 1, 2023.

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