The South-East and Middle Belt Forum has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi.
The group anounced this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Forum Olisa Uzowulu.
He said Obi ranks higher than all presidential candidates for next year’s exercise.
“We are going to go out there and fight a change. That is why you get the South-East, the Middle Belt, the South-South and the South-West to be one body and campaign for Peter Obi. There is no two-way about it,” he said during the conference.
“The Forum has decided on it. We are going to go out and work for him as a group. There is no choice about that.”
Uzowulu stressed that Obi’s support base transcends tribe, religion, and ethnicity as the Chairman said the former governor’s aspiration is people-driven.
“It is the people that are driving Obi, not even the party. They love him, people want a change. They are tired of the situation.
“There is nothing to sell to people anymore – it is not tribe, or religion but the belief that we have to move ahead. People are going to make a choice this time, nobody is going to hoodwink them again.”
He urged members of the Forum and its supporters across the regions to pick up their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) and vote en masse for the Labour Party candidate next year.