The Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, yesterday told President Mohammadu Buhari, to consider the security implications of denying southeast presidency in 2023.
The Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stated this in Abakaliki, after their stakeholders’ meeting held on Sunday, June 5, June 2023.
The group reiterated that Nigeria cannot afford to play into the hands of Biafra agitators who are keenly watching to see how Ndigbo would be treated in the upcoming presidential election.
Ohanaeze, urged the presidency to discard the idea of choosing any candidate whose selection would cause disunity, while reminding Buhari to remember the conversation he had with the Igbo legend Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu and consider southeast Presidency.
The group added: “We are looking forward to the President standing firm and saving the unity of the country, is of paramount importance. We are optimistic that considering the southeast will save Nigeria from chaos as there are ongoing silent wars in the zone. We cannot guarantee peace especially if we play into the hands of the proponents of Biafra agitators, only a wise decision will save the country’s unity.
“APC should opt for a consensus rather than a fierce contest to avert implosion and strengthen internal democracy in the ruling party. Ndigbo urges the President to use the strategy for the emergency of APC National Chairman, Senator Adamu to resolve the tension and anxiety associated with APC primaries and do the needful. What is needed now is the consideration of security implications if southeast Presidency is not achieved in APC, the conspiracy against the southeast with a wrong choice will spell doom for Nigeria”.