Ohanaeze Fires Back At Okorocha – Not Even Buhari’s Reelection Nor APC Can Decide Igbo’s Political Future




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Ohanaeze Fires Back At Okorocha – Not Even Buhari’s Reelection Nor APC Can Decide Igbo’s Political Future

Ohanaeze said the political future of the Igbo race would not be determined by the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari

This is against President Buhari’s statemnt saying the political future of Igbo in Nigeria, depends on his re-election in 2019

The group also said the Igbos want a better Nigeria more than they want presidency Members of a Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Igboezue International Association Nigeria and the Diaspora (IIAND) have disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that the political future of Igbos depend on his reelection in 2019.

President Buhari made the statement at a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, through his representatives, Boss Mustapha. Mustapha had said: “2019 is an election that will make or mar the chances of Igbo in Nigeria. I want Igbo to make a paradigm shift.”

Ohanaeze Ndigbo through its spokesperson, Chuks Ibegbu, however disagreed with the president’s statement. He said: “The political future of Ndigbo lies on God and not on any man. Nobody should play God over the political fate of Ndigbo.

We have nothing against President Buhari’s re-contest but nobody should threaten or cajole us with that. The actions, utterances and activities of any presidential candidate for 2019 will determine if Ndigbo would identify with his or her aspiration in 2019.”

Ohanaeze Fires Back At Okorocha – Not Even Buhari’s Reelection Nor APC Can Decide Igbo’s Political Future

Ibegbu said Ndigbo would identify with a candidate or candidates that are ready to restructure the country and exhibit equity in the polity, Vanguard reports.

The president-general of the IIAND, Pius Okoye, said: “If the treatment meted on Igbos by seizing their millions of pounds sterling in the banks, confiscating of their properties in almost all parts of Nigeria, including nearby Port Harcourt, Rivers State; declaring their properties as abandoned properties, by the then Nigerian government and their cohorts, and the stipend given to them to start life afresh did not decide Igbos future, then Buhari, APC and no man can do that, but God.”

The National Chairman of United Peoples Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie said: “The SGF said Igbos can negotiate for presidency in 2023 if we vote on the basis of strength and the strength he was referring to was the number of votes the Igbo people will contribute to Buhari’s second term project.

Inspite of that, my own reaction therefore is that based on my own understanding, he was talking to the APC people and not to the Igbo people because there are Igbo people in APC that are nursing presidential ambition, at least I can name two and all of us know them.

“And so, the calculation is that if it is in the south, it is basically between the south west and the south east and the south east bargaining power will be what they are able to contribute to Buhari’s victory in 2019, which is the headache of APC members who are from the south east.”

Former National chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) said: “That was a patronising talk. Go to the streets in the south east and ask them what they want. Presidency is not what they want. They want a better restructured Nigeria.

Igbo man is not interested in Nigeria presidency; it’s just carpet beggers and political operatives that are looking for a president of Igbo extraction.”

Ohanaeze Fires Back At Okorocha – Not Even Buhari’s Reelection Nor APC Can Decide Igbo’s Political Future