enemies are escalating unrest in the Southeast to undermine Says Peter Obi, Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned the recent killings in several Southeast zone communities, alleging that they are the result of a deliberate plot by the region’s adversaries to sow unrest and derail Mr. Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency on the part of the Labour Party (LP).

At the inauguration of the new executive members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Abia State chapter on Tuesday, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, the organization’s secretary-general, expressed the sentiment of the leading Igbo socio-cultural organization.

Ohanaeze, according to him, believes that the killings that occurred at Eha-Amufu in Enugu State last week and the escalating unrest in Imo and Anambra States were planned as a means of undermining the zone.

His words: “The campaigns have started and we’re facing existential challenges, because of who we are: the Igbo. The killings have started in Enugu and other parts of Southeast. They want to demarket the Southeast, that’s why insecurity has increased just, because the presidential aspiration of an Igbo man, has taken a life of its own.”

According to the Ohanaeze scribe, the organization had actively engaged with other regions of Nigeria to support an Igbo becoming the country’s next president in its pursuit of equity, justice, and fairness for the Igbo.

In order to achieve this, he claimed that the Ohanaeze-established political action committee traveled the nation and spoke with traditional leaders, political parties, and other stakeholders, “but in the end, the two major political parties overlooked Ndigbo” in the selection of their presidential candidates.

When it comes to holding the nation’s highest office and other important positions, Emuchay argued that the rest of Nigeria shouldn’t treat Ndigbo as if they don’t belong.

The presidentship in 1999, he noted, helped the South West zone recover from the injustice done to them in 1993 when the presidential election was invalidated and the presumed victor, M.K.O. Abiola, later passed away in mysterious circumstances.

“Nigeria took a decision in 1999 and presented Olu Falae and Olusegun Obasanjo as presidential candidates and Obasanjo was chosen,” he said.

According to him, such deliberate political arrangement could have been applied to the Southeast in the run up to the 2023 poll if there was sincerity for Igbo inclusiveness in the Nigeria project.

“The war has since ended and for equity, Justice and fairness, Nigeria should support somebody from the Southeast to become persistent,” he said, adding that, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not talking of Igbo presidency but a president of Nigeria from the Southeast.

The Igbo have everything it takes to lead the nation, according to Comrade Okey Nwankwo, the new state president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Abia State chapter.

Therefore, he urged all Igbo sons and daughters to contribute their fair share to the effort to fully develop the Igbo nation both physically and mentally.

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