Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned Northern Governors not to insist on producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
The Secretary-General of the group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, warned that another northern president would fuel the agitation for Oduduwa Republic and Biafra nations.
In a statement he signed, Isiguzoro accused the northern governors of being the proponents of Nigeria’s breakup.
The statement reads: “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide maintained that attempts to jettison the rotational presidency in 2023, and the North insisting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari will be unfavorable and weaknesses towards sustaining the unity and stability in the country as it will favor the declarations of Oduduwa and Biafra nations by 2024.
“Northern Governors‘ miscalculation on 2023 and meandering on blind excitements of opposing the position of southern Governors‘ standpoints had put the Northern Governors as exponents of Nigeria’s breakup”.
“If another Northerner succeeds President Buhari in 2023, he/she might not be able to be the superintendent over the affairs of the country as Nigeria might face brutal challenges from secessionist groups with full backing up from ethnic groups as a result of a revolt against the injustice against South and excesses of the North.
“Ndigbo may join with IPOB, to declare for Biafra restoration in the event of any conspiracy against the 2023 Igbo Presidency, Northern Governors should apologize to Nigerians for these subversive and provocative responses to 2023 Southern Presidency or should face the consequences of unable to read the mood of the nation with favors the southern presidency of Igbo bloc”.