Forward of the 2023 election, some professionals working underneath the umbrella of Convention of Igbo Professionals Worldwide (CIPW), have endorsed the Presidential candidate of Labour Get together (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
The Professionals, in an announcement on Saturday, signed by their Nationwide President, Prof. Patrick kalu, and Nationwide Secretary, Dr. Uche Mbaka, stated their endorsement was to counter the place of a non-existent, amorphous group masquerading underneath the identify of Convention of South East Progressive Youths (CSEPY), which presupposed to endorse a Muslim/Muslim ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Whereas sustaining that there isn’t any group that goes by the identify, “Convention of South East Progressive Youths”, the league of South East Professionals challenged the leaders of the so-called regional group to a nationwide debate, to present vent to their existence.
The professionals stated: “We acquired with nice shock a yet one more sponsored, determined lies by the APC and its presidential candidate in a press assertion in opposition to an ideal gentleman and a distinguished son of Igbo land, Sir Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Get together within the 2023 Normal Election.
“We ordinarily wouldn’t have bothered to hitch points with this faceless, non- existent group, however for the impression the sponsored press assertion would depart within the minds of unsuspecting and unwary Nigerians, who’ve made up their minds to vote for Sir Peter Obi the candidate of LP, within the curiosity of unity and fairness.
“That is in opposition to the backdrop of the truth that the APC, and PDP have failed the Nigerian folks. By means of introduction, we’re a gaggle of Igbo professionals with workplaces and constructions in each state and native authorities in Igbo land and within the Diaspora;
“We promote the presidential candidate of Labour Get together as our candidate for 2023 presidential Election and attraction to all Nigerians worldwide to help the most effective candidate.
“We reject the Muslim Muslim APC presidential ticket in its entirety, whilst we make daring to say that the group that endorsed the presidential candidate of the APC of their press assertion at present, is faux and unknown to us and the generality of the general public.
“We strongly keep that they’re sponsored by the APC and its brokers like they did within the case of faux Bishops through the unveiling of their vice presidential candidate. We problem the non-existent entity to point out us one single workplace of theirs in all the Igbo land. A celebration that may faux clergymen can faux something on this world.
“We aren’t spokespersons for Peter Obi marketing campaign organisation, and don’t intend to imagine that duty, as we go away the political difficulty raised by the sponsored group for Obi and his marketing campaign organisation to take care of.
“We, nevertheless, want to unequivocally state that there isn’t any such group anyplace in Igbo land, whereas restating the actual fact, that faux folks can’t converse for the Ndigbo, contemplating the massive human sources we have now. It’s on that notice that we urge all Nigerians of goodwill to disregard the lies raised within the referenced press assertion in entirety.”