Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged the people of the South-East to disregard the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, by the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

He urged them to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari.

A coalition of Igbo groups, Ohanaeze Worldwide, also dissociated itself from the endorsement of Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi by the Igbo group.

The governor described the adoption of Atiku as a non-issue, saying Buhari would defeat PDP like he did in 2015.

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The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Saturday, said the state government described the adoption as inconsequential.

He said, “Ohanaeze is a socio-cultural organisation and not a registered political party and there is no voting unit or a polling unit called Ohanaeze. The adoption of Atiku/Obi ticket by the Ohaneze should give nobody any concern. This is because, it is neither here nor there, and it has no electoral value.”

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