An Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
MOUTHPIECE NGR had reported that Tinubu has been declared the winner of the presidential primary of the APC, at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Tinubu has clinched the presidential ticket garnering over half of the total votes.
The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, has via a statement revealed that there would be consequences for the manner the leading political parties had refused to zone presidency to the south eastern region of Nigeria.
The scribe, however gave kudos to all the aspirants from the region for their “heroic outing.”
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo salutes Igbo Presidential aspirants in both the APC and the PDP for standing firm to the end, in the face of utter betrayal by both parties.
“Indeed, the usually calm Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu appropriately captured the mood of Ndigbo, especially the South-East, when he asked a very pertinent question while speaking at the APC primary: ‘where is the Justice?’.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo salutes the Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SAMBA) for insisting that it is the turn of the South-East, come 2023.
“We commend in a very special way, elder statesmen like Afenifere leader Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Niger Delta Leader, Pa Edwin Clark, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Middle Belt Leader, Dr. Bitrus Pogu, etc for rising above ethnic sentiments to be true heroes of Nigerian democracy,” he stated.
He also warned that “the 2023 Presidential Election shall make or mar Nigeria if the citizens fail to rise above ethno-religious sentiments to ‘take back Nigeria’ from the vicious grip of the kleptomaniac politicians.
“The denial of presidential ticket to the South-East will come with consequences as it will fuel agitations.”
He told the youths to strengthen more the ongoing massive campaign for Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR).
He said it is a “proof that their super firepower on social media can be converted to real votes to salvage their beloved country, Nigeria.”