Igbo Elders Meet Sultan Of Sokoto

…Solicit Support For Peter Obi

As part of efforts to garner support for Peter Obi’s Presidential Project, South-East elders and key political actors have intensified consultation with prominent religious and traditional rulers in the country.

Among those being reached out to are the Sultan of Sokoto and President – General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.

The Secretary General of Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, Prof. Charles Nwekeaku, made this known in an interview with journalists.

According to him, having been betrayed by the Peoples Democratic Party, Igbo have seen another route to the 2023 presidency through Obi, who he said had received the backing of Northerners.

His words:  You must heard where Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, said that they were not accepting the All Progressives Congress and the PDP, you must have read that.

“We have reached out to them, we’re still talking with them. We have visited Sultan of Sokoto. I was even a member of the delegation that met him. So, I’m talking authoritatively”.

Professor Newkeaku stressed that an average progressive Nigerian today wanted change adding that the change was in favour of Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

“Igbo Elders Consultative Forum is working hard, in reaching out not because Obi is an Igbo,” he said.


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