Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has warned one of the presidential aspirants, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that continuation of Northern presidency will sink Nigeria.
Ohaneze was reacting to the statement credited to the Chairman, Technical Committee for the actualization of Atiku Abubakar presidential ambition, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, during his recent visit to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
Dokpesi, hinted that tenure of the North for the presidential seat has not yet expired, thereby urging members of the Peoples Democratic Party, to support Atiku’s presidential ambition.
However, the Igbo group issued the warned in a statement signed by the Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and made available to journalists in Abakaliki.
Ohaneze urged the North to honor the gentleman pact of the rotational presidency between the North and South in 2023.
“North should be aware of the fact that changing the narratives with falsehood and fallacies temporarily for inordinate ambition will have disastrous consequences if achieved by 2023.
“They must consider the security implications of retaining power beyond 2023 and without any options, should voluntarily concede power to the south for the interest of peace and stability, except they have decided to set the nation ablaze and sink it.
“Endeavors to bring another Northerner as President in 2023 will be a disaster and it will sink Nigeria. Many Southern ethnic groups will join Igbo to walk away from Nigeria, as ethnic domineering and intimidation will end the union.
“Atiku had refused to learn from history, as he is the best President Nigeria will never have, as age and competence are the new watchword and order to determine who will be President in 2023. Age is not on the side of Atiku, he should end the ill-fated journey to Aso Rock and support Ndigbo”.
“Ndigbo have been pushed out of Nigeria based on the fact that owners of Nigeria craftily designed policies and procedures to enslave the people of the southeast politically and economically. Only 2023 Igbo Presidency will led to rest the perceptions that Igbo are still part of Nigeria.
“Atiku shouldn’t have sent his foot-soldiers to come up with tales by moonlight, as it’s arrogant, absurd and disrespectful to come to the southeast and look at us in our faces and vomit fallacies that North’s tenure has not expired.
“We wish to categorically state that it’s Igbo’s turn to succeed President Buhari in 2023 and Atiku should reciprocate the support Ndigbo gave him in 2019 and support one of his most trusted Igbo allies for 2023”.