The South-East socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has cautioned desperate politicians working against the gentleman pact of the rotational presidency between the North and South in the 2023 presidential election.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stated this yesterday, noted that they should be aware of the fact that changing the narratives with falsehood and fallacies temporarily for inordinate ambition can have disastrous consequences if achieved by 2023.
According to him, “The North must consider the security implications of retaining power beyond 2023 and without any options, voluntarily concede power to the south for the interest of peace and stability, except if they have decided to set the nation ablaze and sink it”.
“The Ndigbo has been pushed out of Nigeria based on the fact that owners of Nigeria craftily designed policies and procedures to enslave the people of the South-East politically and economically, which only 2023 Igbo presidency will assuage the perceptions that Igbo are still part of Nigeria.
It further stated that Atiku shouldn’t have sent his foot-soldiers to come up with ‘tales by moonlight’, saying “it’s arrogant, absurd and disrespectful to come to the south-East and look at us in our faces and vomited fallacies that North’s tenure has not expired.
“We wish to categorically state that it’s Igbo’s turn to succeed President Buhari in 2023 and Atiku should reciprocate the support Igbos gave him in 2019 and support one of his most trusted Igbo allies for 2023″.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary-General warned that endeavours to bring another northerner as President in 2023 will be a disaster and would sink Nigeria, adding that many Southern ethnic groups will join the Igbos to walk away from Nigeria as ethnic domineering and intimidation will end the union.
“Atiku has refused to learn from history; he is the best President Nigeria will never have, as age and competence is the new watchword and order to determine who will be President in 2023; and now, age is not in the side of Atiku. He should end the ill-fated journey to Aso Rock and support Ndigbo”, he stated.