Do not threaten Ndigbo with 2023, Ohanaeze replies Buhari

By Admin on 05/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 504


Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political body of the Igbos, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not ‘threaten or cajole’ the Igbo into voting for him in 2019 with talk of possible ‘Igbo Presidency’ in 2023.

There are suggestions that Igbo will produce the country’s President in 2023 if they play a major role in Buhari’s re-election in 2019.

All Progressives Congress chieftains in the South-East have been urging Ndigbo to vote Buhari in 2019 in order to reap the reward of having an Igbo as President in 2023.

Speaking during a South-East Rally for President Muhammadu Buhari in Owerri on Tuesday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who represented the President, apparently endorsed the argument that the only way the Igbo could produce the country’s President in 2023 was by supporting Buhari in 2019.

Mustapha said 2019 would determine the political future of the Igbo.

Promising that the “South East will overtake others after 2019,” he said, “2019 will make or mar the aspiration of the Igbo nation. I am calling on the Igbo to make a paradigm shift and think seriously of their position.

“The presidency of Nigeria is negotiable and can only be done on the position of strength and the strength of the Igbo will be determined by 2019 support for Buhari. The choice is that of the Igbo nation. What happens in 2019 will determine the future of the region and you can bet on the support of Buhari.”

Reacting to the development on Wednesday, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, said the political future of the Igbo was not in Buhari’s hands, or that of any other human being.

Insisting that the future of Ndigbo lies in God’s hands, the Ohanaeze spokesman said Buhari should not threaten Igbo into supporting him in 2019.

Ibegbu said, “The political future of Ndigbo lies in God and not in any man. Nobody should play God over the political fate of Ndigbo.”

 

 

 

Source Punch

Posted on July, 5 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Nigeria is re-enacting the mistake of 64/65 –...

Bomb explosion hits Maiduguri checkpoint

Malaysia calls for fresh MH17 crash site search...

Late Ibru’s Sixteen Children In Property, Paternity Battle...

207,818 Are Unqualified Teachers In Pry Schools In...

Nigeria is safer under Jonathan than Buhari

IGP restores officers emolument after two years

EFCC Arrests Ex-Deputy Speaker, Chibudom Nwuche for Alleged...

If I were to see Buhari I would...

Even if Pope is my running mate, Christians...

Katie Perry, US Singer breaks Twitter record with...

Imo crisis: God’ll impeach Okorocha, says Umeh
News Abia Election Special (5) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (11) Breaking News (205) Business (51) Campus News (5) Crime (176) Economy (130) Education (155) Entertainment (171) Fashion and Style (4) General (1139) Health (120) Inside Africa (45) International News (310) Interviews (36) National (2049) Politics (1186) Press Releases (144) Religion (10) Security (156) Sports (457) Technology (29) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News #AbiaAt28: We will uphold goals of our founding fathers -Ikpeazu Stop using security agencies to silence Nigerians, Soyinka tells FG Kenya Census: Country becomes 1st in Africa to recognize intersex people Linda Adedeji throw shade at Linda Ikeji, Baby mamas, says they have no life 5 persons kidnapped in Kaduna by Gunmen in Arrmy uniform Ministers were not barred from direct access to Buhari - Presidency Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha urges IGP Lampard wins first Premier League match as Chelsea defeats Norwich with 3 goals FG to establish Transport university in Buhari's town - Amaechi Nnamdi Kanu vows to disgrace Buhari in Japan

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (25,557 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (21,592 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (18,062 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (8,948 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (8,248 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,950 views) Ebola virus in Syria – Infecting ISIS members (7,857 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,681 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (7,580 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (7,051 views)