- The people of the southeast have been warned against heating up the polity by discussing the 2023 presidential election
- The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which gave the warning, says it is too early to engage in such discussion
- According to south-south coordinator of the youth wing of the group, Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, such activity is a distraction to Ndigbo
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the people of the southeast, especially the youths, against heating up the polity by discussing the 2023 presidential election.
The group said that it is too early to be discussing the 2023 presidential election when the 2109 presidential election outcome is still being contested in court, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the south-south coordinator of the youth wing of the group, Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, on Thursday, August 15, called on Ndigbo to always seek the opinion of the elders and national leaders of Ohanaeze before engaging in some national discourse.
Arthur-Ugwa, who spoke with journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, condemned the situation where some youths have already moved around endorsing people for 2023 presidency.
He said such activity is a distraction to Ndigbo.
Arthur-Ugwa said: “We want to call the pubic to disregard any statement made by the so called ‘Ohanaeze youths’ because they are moving around tarnishing the image of our organization and Igbo nation, that is why we urge Igbo people all over the world to work towards ensuring peace in Igbo land."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Wednesday, August 14, disagreed with human rights activist and former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, over zoning of the presidency to the southwest.
The spokesperson for the Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu, said the southeast is yet to produce a president in Nigeria.
The group said such reasoning that the ruling party should zone its 2023 presidency to the southwest is the major reason for the current state of the nation.
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