Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo social-cultural organisation, has claimed that governors of the South West and South-South zones are tilting to support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Alex Ogbonnia, spokesman of the organisation, said this in an interview with Leadership in Enugu on Monday, adding that the governors are not expected to come out openly to support Obi because of their parties’ affiliation.
He noted that governors of some of the states he visited in the zones came out and received him irrespective of party affiliations.
The spokesman hinted that the governors are in line with their earlier appeal to Igbos and Nigerians, in general, to support Obi in his desire to be president of Nigeria.
“We earlier advised everybody to support Peter Obi and some of the governors are cooperating with him as some of them even received him when he went for the campaign.” He said
He nudged that there is no reason why Obi will not win the presidential election, adding that all the indices for victory are in his favour.
Ogbonnia, however disclosed that Obi’s acceptability to the international community, youths and his ideas were among the indices in his favour.