2023: Don’t pitch Igbo against Ijaw, Ohanaeze warn Jonathan

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Apex Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has advised former president Goodluck Jonathan not to be used in pitching Igbo against the Ijaw

Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, urged Jonathan not to forget the sacrifices made by the Igbo for him.

The group said this amid report that a Fulani group helped Jonathan to purchase the N100 million presidential form of the All Progressives Congress.

Ohanaeze declared that “there is no going back to the 2023 Nigerian President of Igbo stock and anything contrary to it amounts to a denial of equity, fairness, and justice.”

Isiguzoro said “there are frantic endeavours and backstage activities to pitch Ijaws against Ndigbo, a repeat of 1966 gimmicks aimed at the resuscitating the age-long enmity between the two ethnic groups of old Eastern region, which was demolished in 2011 when Igbos adopted Jonathan as our own.

“We expect Goodluck Jonathan as an elder statesman and African iconic personality to endorse an Igbo Presidency from the seven Igbo speaking States, including Anioma (in Delta) or Ikwerre (in Rivers).

“He should not forget that the South-East and the Igbos were his citadel of support in 2011 and 2015. We became marginalized and were regarded as 5 per cent because of the support we gave Jonathan in 2015.

“This should be a payback time for the sacrifices we made for the Ijaws and Jonathan in particular”.

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