Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, who has become the national leader and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has announced that the party will support PDP candidate Goodluck Jonathan in next February’s presidential election in Nigeria.
At a special convention of APGA held in Awka, the state capital, Chief Obiano stated: “APGA must win the coming race together in all available elective positions across the country except the Presidency. But even so, we shall still win because we shall not only vote for President Goodluck Jonathan but we shall work to ensure that he wins the Presidential Election.”
With the demise of Ikemba Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu three years ago, the Igbo seem not to have had a leader. Peter Obi, who ruled Anambra State for eight years under the APGA platform, has since joined the PDP.
Ndigbo are, politically speaking, in disarray. They can barely be recognized in either of the two dominant parties one of which is expected to win the Nigeria presidential election slated for February 14, 2015. It is everyone for himself — selfishness that has prevented a once powerful people from acting as one.
It is clear that Ndigbo have lost their identity in Nigeria.