I’m astounded by the marginal dissension within the ranks of Igbo political leaders over the selection of Peter Obi. I ask Ndiigbo, how do we explain this malign attitude, when the rest of Nigeria have accepted our sons, but we seek to tag him an unacceptable outcast. Leaders of the southeast should rally behind the Atiku-Obi ticket in our collective interest. It was and remains Atiku Abubakar’s prerogative to pick his running mate without zonal consultations. Precedents abound.