Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has reacted to the presidential nominations of the All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the 2023 elections.
Professor George Obiozor, stated that the Nigerian national political elite has successfully orchestrated to deny the South-East an opportunity to produce the president of Nigeria come 2023.
He disclosed this in a statement titled “What does Nigeria want from Ndigbo?” through the National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, on Saturday morning.
Thenewsguru.com reports that Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos State Governor from the South-West, won the APC presidential ticket, while former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the North-East won the PDP presidential ticket in their party primaries.
Obiozor speaking said, “Now it is clear that the Nigerian national political elite has successfully orchestrated to deny the South-East an opportunity to produce the president of Nigeria come 2023.
“By this machination, some Nigerian leaders have demonstrated gross historic injustice towards Ndigbo, beyond our expectations.”
Obiozor, who is convalescing in a Dubai hospital, states that Nigeria, by its deliberate injustice, has failed the Rotary Club International four-way tests, “which are: First – Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned? Third – Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? And Fourth – Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
While urging Ndigbo not to lament much but wait for the verdict of history, he expressed his conviction that in the end, this political manipulation would end in “a Pyrrhic victory for those who rejoice and celebrate injustice.”
He thanked Nigerian statesmen and patriots across the country, who supported the idea for the South-East to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023, based on Nigerian proven history of rotation of power between the north and the south as well commitment to equity, justice and fairness.