The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Chief Kingsley Moghalu, has said that the endorsement of a particular presidential candidate by Ohaneze Ndi Igbo is in vain.
Moghalu disclosed this in an interview with newsmen, on Wednesday in Awka. He said youths in South East are now wise to know who to vote for and not for Ohaneze to compel them on what to do.
“We in the South East now know that our elders in Ohaneze have been economical with the truth, they tell us what they want us to believe for reasons best known to them.
“This time around the youth in the region have decided to vote for candidates that appeal to them in terms of development plans for the country,” he said. Moghalu said he has done much for Nigerians to deserve their votes in Feb. 23, poll.
“I did so much for the country while serving as the deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). “I introduced POS services; the ATM card was also my initiative as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) for identification of accounts.
“I did all these to make the economy vibrant; it is also my contribution towards making ease of doing business possible. “If given the chance, I will do more for the country to enable it join the league of developed countries where youths will be proud to stay and earn their living,” he said.
Recall that, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had earlier described the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Ohaneze Ndigbo as partisan.
Mr Ngige said what played out was a mere congregation of party men, that hurriedly took a decision without due consultation of the real Ime-Obi Ohaneze Ndigbo.
The Labour and Employment minister made his feeling known in a telephone interview with journalists on Sunday in Awka.
The minister said the meeting was constituted by the President-General of the union with members of the PDP to pass the resolution in favour of Abubakar.
“The purported decision of Ohaneze endorsing Atiku Abubakar of the PDP as the Ndigbo choice was a distraction and should be disregarded by well-meaning Igbo sons and daughters.
“The decision was ill-conceived and should be ignored by Ndigbo as it’s a decision propelled by PDP members in Ohaneze Ndigbo, hurriedly taken to drum support for their party members in the coming election,” he said.
Mr Ngige expressed disappointment that the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation would degenerate into meddling in partisan politics.
He said that the people of the South-east have spoken in the rallies attended by hundreds of thousands of Igbo citizens in Enugu and Onitsha as to their political choice.
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