Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbo leaders to be careful before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
This is coming barely 24 hours after leaders from eastern part of Nigeria declared their support for the candidature of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
In a statement on Thursday, issued by Sam Onwemeodo, Okorocha’s chief press secretary, the Governor advised the leaders to apply wisdom and thread with caution ahead of 2019 election.
The statement read: “On the adoption of a presidential candidate by Igbo leaders and their playing partisan politics, my advice is that Igbo leaders should toe the path of wisdom and should not come again adopting a candidate.
“Mine is an advice that the Igbos should be careful not to play the same type of very bad politics we played in the past which most of the times, kept us in political wilderness.
“As a people, we must be wise now and never foreclose the possibility of any presidential candidate becoming the president tomorrow.”