The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the February 25 presidential election Peter Obi is not destined to win the election.
The group in a congratulatory message to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and signed by its director-general, Implementation and Strategic Planning, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, Mr Tony said Mr Obi can fulfill his presidential ambition in future elections.
He said Mr Tinubu is capable and would ensure the continuity of achievements of president Muhammadu Buhari.
“Tinubu is capable, and we have no doubt in his capacity to ensure the continuity of the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, which are apparent, indisputably correct and will continue to stand as good legacies for generations of leaders to come.
“This Igbo umbrella body will continue to remember Obi, former governor of Anambra State, as one who, despite all odds, laboured hard to actualise a Nigerian president from the Igboland. However, God has not destined it to happen in 2023. It may happen later. God spares the life of everybody.
“It is more to show that the Igbo do not really hate themselves as some Nigerians tend to say. In all, general performances of the candidates across parties have given this group the confidence to agree that the emergence of one of them, who is Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is well deserved and we say congratulations,” he said.