A Sick President Cannot Rule Nigeria – Ohanaeze Speak Out

The highest Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, chaired by Chief Chidi Ibe, has rejected Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the presidency of Nigeria in 2023.

In the sake of equity, justice, and fairness, the organization stated that it is concerned with ensuring that an Igbo man succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Ohanaeze, in a statement emailed to NG Times on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chika Temple, criticized a media remark by a chieftain, Uche Okwukwu, who described Bola Tinubu as a guardian of Ndigbo.

According to NG Times, Ohanaeze’s Deputy President General, Dim Uche Okwukwu, has identified Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the guardian of the people of the Southeast who is needed to lead Nigerians down the path of democracy.

During his time as Governor of Lagos State, Tinubu was a fair leader, according to Okwukwu, who appointed Igbos to his cabinet.

Tinubu, he claimed, was required for the union of the Southern alliance.

However, in a statement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo stated that it has not endorsed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election, claiming that it would be an injustice if anyone from any part of Nigeria denied Igbos the chance to hold the country’s highest office in 2023.

The apex socio-cultural body also pointed out that many non-indigenes of Yoruba and Hausa extraction were fully appointed to the state’s government during the administrations of former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu and Chief Theodore Orji in Abia State, implying that the Tinubu’s status as the Igbo’s protector could not be justified.

The Pan-Igbo organization wished the APC national leader a swift recovery and good health, and recommended him to abandon whatever political ambitions he may have, as Nigerians cannot afford to elect a sick person as President again, as the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, has done.

“We wish Ashiwaju of Yoruba land a speedy recovery from his medical trip to London,” Ohanaeze said. “However, Ohanaeze would like to make it clear that we have not endorsed Tinubu or anyone else for the presidency of the United States of America in 2023. It will not be in the best interests of the country to prevent the Igbo nation from clinching the presidential seat, because other regions in this country have had their turn, natural justice demands that the

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