The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that it would clarify on the candidate Ndigbo would support for the 2023 general election during the 2022 Igbo Day celebration.
MOUTHPIECE NGR has learnt that the annual event is always celebrated on September 29.
The Secretary-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has revealed that this year’s event, will take place in Aba, Abia State.
The Secretary-General has via a statement disclosed that three leading presidential candidates, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, are all expected to be at the event as special guests.
“All Igbo clergymen will lead the prayer sessions on 29th September 2022, Igbo Governors and leaders from the seven Igbo-speaking states will be the special guests.
“Ndigbo in their numbers are expected to attend this very important event in their numbers,” Isiguzoro said through Nkpa Kanu-Uduma, the head of Media in the Office of the Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
“Aba is a historical city in anything that has to do with Ndigbo and that is why it has been chosen to host the 2022 Igbo Day celebration.
“It will be a gathering of Ndigbo from the 7 speaking Igbo States, during which a critical announcement would be made,” a source hinted.
Although he had not disclosed the likely candidate to be supported by Ohanaeze, there was speculation that they are likely to move in support of Peter Obi of the Labour Party.