The apex social cultural group in the Igbo Ohaneze Ndi Igbo has said they do not regret supporting the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alh. Atiku Abubakar over the incumbent president Mohammadu Buhari.
According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga and made available to newsmen, he denied claims that Alhaji Abubakar was supported by the group for being in PDP but rather because of his Agenda to restructure Nigeria.
Ohaneze further stated that if given another opportunity that they will still endorse and support Atiku Abubakar because his Agenda aligns with the interest of the Igbos.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has no regrets about endorsing Atiku Abubakar of the PDP; we have no regrets about not supporting President Muhammadu Buhari. What happened was that the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze decided to support the candidate that was interested in restructuring Nigeria, which has been our position.
“We did not support Abubakar because he was a member of the PDP – we endorsed him because he wanted to restructure the country.
“We are even saying that if you give us another opportunity to take a decision on who to endorse, we will still go for Abubakar because he identified with our interests.
“Ohanaeze has no regrets about not backing Buhari in the election. Despite the outcome of the exercise, we have no regrets at all.”
Achi-Okpaga further said that he doesn’t expect the Buhari led administration to treat the Igbo’s better than he did. He accused Buhari of being unfair to the Igbos during his first tenure.