The Peoples Democratic Party has lauded the decision of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to endorse the Atiku-Obi presidential ticket.
Mr Oseloka Obaze, Chairman of the Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign Council, Anambra State chapter made the commendation in Awka on Friday.
Ohanaeze, the Igbo Socio-Cultural organisation announced its endorsement of the PDP presidential candidates after a meeting held in Enugu State on Thursday.
Obaze described the position as “most profound, constructive and courageous decision”.
“The endorsement is historical and seminal gesture will serve Nigeria well,” he said.
Ohanaeze had in a communiqué said its decision to adopt Atiku/Obi followed a critical and dispassionate appraisal of the issues.
It said the body analysed the election manifestos of the various contesting parties, especially with regards to the restructuring of the federation and continued relevance of Ndigbo in the Nigerian geo-political space.
“That the presidential candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has made an avowed commitment to restructuring of the federation and reconfirmed same during his recent visit to the United States in his meetings with high-level US officials,” it said.