Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has denied endorsing Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Chuks Ibegbu, deputy national publicity secretary of the organisation, issued the denial while speaking at a press conference in Enugu on Thursday.

Ibegbu said the clarification became necessary following misconceptions over the event of November 2018 where some Igbo leaders endorsed Abubakar for president.

The leaders were said to have endorsed the PDP presidential candidate after he met with them.

He said the endorsement was done by the “friends of Atiku”, adding that the organisation has not endorsed any particular candidate.

He said the organisation needs to be circumspect, “as our children are in all the political parties”.

He said the organisation would soon meet to take a holistic position on the 2019 general election.

According to him, “Ohaneze Ndigbo has been canvassing for our people to identify with candidates that will restructure Nigeria.”

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