Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has cautioned that the year 2022 will be strenuous and tougher than the year 2021, even as the group urged ndigbo to equip themselves with the same virtue and mental strength that saw them through the oppression, intimidation, in 2021.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chidi-Ibeh led Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, and signed by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
The group assured that the zone shall overcome their common enemies who are at work to ensure that Igbo will be the continuous ” dot in a circle”, and enslaved permanently in commerce and politics
Adding; “There will be attempts to dash the zone’s political hope for 2023 and manipulate the electoral process not to give Igbo the opportunity to fly APC and PDP 2023 Presidential tickets. But natural occurrences will not only favor Ndigbo but will re-position them. Igbo are destined to emancipate Nigeria from all ailments and maladies withholding her from regaining her global status as Giant of Africa”.
The group maintained that if President Muhammadu Buhari, did not release Nnamdi Kanu from prison custody in 2023 that there will be no 2023 elections.
“Buhari should release Nnamdi Kanu in 2022, in order for peace, security, and stability to return to southeastern Nigeria, but if he is not released in 2022 as being championed by Northern leadership( Arewa consultative forum and Northern Elders Forum), there will be no 2023 elections in Eastern Nigeria with the evidence of sit at homes in the East and it will deteriorate the security challenges of Southern Nigeria.
“Buhari can not shy away from releasing Nnamdi Kanu, it will help to obliterate the negative impression of Nigeria in the eyes of the International Community, and restore the dignity of Nigeria, and re-admit her amongst the committee of Nations”.
“In 2023, we are committed to the Nigerian President of Igbo extraction as a result of addressing the equity, fairness and obeying the gentleman agreement of Rotational Presidency reached by Nigeria’s Patriots in 1999 , which has helped to stabilize the country. It will be unwise to scuttle it now that it favors Ndigbo. We will commence the political journey of 2023 with persuasive visits to all the geopolitical zones of the country by January 13th 2022, but in the case of conspiracy, sabotage, and denial of Igbo the 2023 Presidential ticket in APC and PDP, both the conspirators and saboteurs will only be available for the doomsday and may not superintendent the affairs of the country in 2023, as secessionist groups would be strengthened and unified by the evidence of political neglect, marginalization, and enslavement of Eastern Nigeria.
“Based on the endless environmental threats of violence and governmental negative policies against Igbo’s investments and businesses in southwestern and Northern Nigeria, Igbo are advised to relocate their headquarters of investments and businesses back home in line with ‘Ohanaeze Think Home philosophy’ especially take advantage of the opportunity to invest in the ongoing Enyimba Economic City, this is the new Dubai of Africa”, the statement reads.