The endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo as its choice presidential candidate has been described as a huge lie.
Speaking with reporters in Awka on Sunday, the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Barr Uche Okwukwu said that there was never a meeting of Ime-Obi Ohanaeze where the body endorsed a candidate for Ndigbo.
He said, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo never held a meeting of the Ime-Obi where we endorsed any candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
“Secondly, If we organize the Ime- Obi meeting, we inform members before hand and in the meeting, we also set up a communique committee that drafts the resolution or communique arising from the meeting which will be presented before the general house for ratification.
“No such thing was done and anybody purporting to have had any Imo-Obi meeting where Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was endorsed as our Presidential candidate is on his own.”
Okwukwu further contended that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo as a body will soon hold the Ime-Obi meeting where it would discuss which presidential candidate it will endorse.