The apex socio-cultural Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated the subsequent President of Nigeria to emerge in 2023 will come from the South-East.
The group additionally acknowledged that the area won’t fall for the blackmail of political enemies utilizing the Biafra agitation within the area towards it.
Ohanaeze enumerated various agitation and militia teams that emanated from different areas which did cease the ambition of their individuals to rule the nation.
According to Vanguard, it acknowledged that the motion of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) didn’t forestall Olusegun Obasanjo from changing into Nigeria’s President nor did the Niger Delta militia teams cease Goodluck Jonathan from changing into Nigeria’s chief.
The group additionally stated Boko Haram insurgency within the North was not used towards President Muhammadu Buhari when he needed to change into the President.
It then reiterated that there aren’t any actions or agitations from the South-East that can be utilized towards the area from fielding the President to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The group in a press release signed by its Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo World, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, condemned what he termed as makes an attempt by critics of Ndigbo to blackmail her with the actions of Biafran agitators over Igbo presidency.
It stated, “The South-West has no strong claim for the presidency in 2023. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo led Nigeria as President from 1999 to 2007 while Professor Yemi Osibanjo will conclude 8 years as Vice President from 2015 to 2023. So, 2023 will be the turn of the Igbo to occupy the exalted office of the president.
“Ohanaeze condemns attempts to blackmail the Igbo with activities of Biafra agitators resurrect the rhetorical questions about the activities of other ethnic militia’s activities in the past. Did the activities of OPC stop Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s emergence in 1999? Did the activities of the Niger Delta militants stop Dr Goodluck Jonathan from emerging the President in 2011? Did Boko Haram insurgents and bandits stop General Muhammadu Buhari in 2015?
“Since the activities of these groups did not stop the people from the aforementioned areas from emerging Presidents of Nigeria at different times, the rise of self-determination agitators from the South-East will not stop the zone from producing the president in 2023. Igbo Presidency in 2023 will rather assuage the burning flames of Biafra agitation and put Nigeria back on track for greater heights.”O
Ohanaeze Ndigbo additionally tasked Igbo presidential aspirants to succeed in out to all political events and geopolitical zones and construct bridges of friendship and assist forward of the 2023 election.