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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has commended all 2023 presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction, describing their move as ‘audacious’.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in a recent statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze called on more Igbo politicians to join the presidential race.

The organisation’s statement reads in part: “Ohanaeze commends the audacity in all the South East presidential aspirants; namely Professor Kingsley Moghalu, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Engr. Dave Umahi, Mr Peter Obi, Chief Rochas Okorocha, Sen Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Sam Ohuabunwa, Chief Baywood Ibe and Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze.

“We also call for more aspirants to join the race. It is important to point out that Ohanaeze Ndigbo frowns at any unpalatable or unsavoury insinuations or remarks against any of the above aspirants by any Igbo person, group and agency as the campaigns gain momentum.”

The next Nigerian presidential election will be held on 25 February 2023. Incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC’s) President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner, is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third term.