Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has turned its back on the Presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2023 election in the country.
Ohanaeze complained, for the umpteenth times, about the flagrant violation of the PDP’s zoning arrangement which threw up Atiku at the party’s presidential primary election.
In a statement yesterday, September 25, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, said that the PDP should not be trusted having breached its own constitution.
“Anyone who breaches the gentleman arrangement by our patriots for a rotational presidency between the North and the South as enshrined in our consciousness to balance equity, inclusiveness, national peace, and stability of the country does not mean well for Nigeria.”
The Ohanaeze scribe insisted that 2023 is the turn of a Southern presidency and attempts by the opposition party to ride on ethnicity and religious predispositions to get power will plunge Nigeria into the abyss of disintegration.
“Atiku Abubakar’s desperation is not healthy for the Northern region as the North has seen total neglect, poverty and insecurity.”
He advised the North to free itself “from the illusion of ethnicity and break the spells of deceit which the PDP and Atiku are using ahead of the 2023 election.
“It’s only a southern Presidency that will unify the country and end the insecurity challenges in Nigeria, not Atiku Abubakar.”
He expressed optimism that Nigerians were enthusiastic about how to dethrone incompetence in governance with a strong, competent, and healthy President in 2023.
“The nightmarish episode of a sitting President always on medical tourism in Europe, and Asia must end with President Buhari in 2023.
“PDP and Atiku should remain in opposition until they are ready to accept that principle of zoning in PDP’s constitution should be respected and obeyed before seeking power in the future.”