Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-political organization, through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, had told Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that, his ambition to be the next president of the nation is dead on arrival, (DOA).
Asiwaju Tinubu, had on Monday, January 10, 2022, during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at his Aso Villa office in Abuja, declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidential election.
In reaction to Tinubu’s interest, Ohaneze Ndigbo organization, had called out on the former Lagos state governor, to drop the ambition of ever wishing to be the next president of the country.
The Group’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ogbonnia, said, Tinubu is going against the principle of fairness, equity, and justice because, he, (Tinubu) knows, it is the turn for an Igbo president to emerge in Nigeria.
In Ogbonnia words,
“He (Tinubu), knows that, this is the turn of the Igbo…”
Chief Ogbonnia upheld that, the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chieftain, Asiwaju Tinubu, had chosen to add to the crisis of Nigeria, if he refuses to stall his ambition, and support an Igbo president.
He said, “… and instead of him, (Tinubu), supporting an Igbo to emerge as president, for peace to reign, and for the corporate existence of Nigeria to remain intact, he decided adding to the problem, and crisis.”
Spokesperson Ogbonnia therefore upheld that, Tinubu’s goal to be the next president of the nation, “is a project that is dead on arrival,” because even God is always interested in truth, fairness, and equity.
He emphasized that, anybody embarking on anything that is not rooted in equity and justice, like Asiwaju Tinubu, will not succeed.
Chief Ogbonnia then called on Asiwaju, to join hands with patriots, in saving the corporate existence of the country, rather than seeking self-interest above the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Similarly, SarahReports had, on January 7, 2022, reported the stance of the Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, through the President General of Group, Professor George Obiozor, on the emergence of an Igbo president in 2023.
Obiozor had said, “it is timely for an Igbo president to emerge in 2023”; and he called on Nigerians to give their support to whosoever the Igbo candidate might be, for the emergence of an Igbo president come 2023.