The endorsement of presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, by Igbo highest decision making body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has set Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State against the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
Nwodo alleged that Obiano, who had vowed to deliver Anambra’s votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election, called him an idiot in a phone call.
Nwodo, who recounted the shocking encounter of the incident, made through a phone call from the governor, which is circulating in the social media, said he had decided to go public over the matter “so that Igbo would know who is idiot among both of us.”
Nwodo said, “Your Excellency Gov Obiano, I was surprised to receive a call from you a few minutes ago in which you said the following words ‘Nnia, I didn’t know that you were so idiotic’.
“I am shocked that you can be so insolent.
“I am sure that I was neither so idiotic when I addressed your state assembly asking Ndi Anambra to disregard IPOB’s boycott of your election nor was I idiotic when I pleaded with the Commander-in-Chief to restore your security detail.
“History will judge who amongst us is idiotic. If standing with the popular wish of Ndigbo makes me idiotic, I am happy to be called an idiot.
“I will make this communication public so that Igbo will know who is idiotic amongst both of us.”
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to Chief Nwodo on Media and Productivity, Chief Emeka Attamah, confirmed the social media report.
In a communiqué after its meeting, Ohanaeze had endorsed the candidacy of Atiku, and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, of the PDP ahead of the in February 16 presidential election.