- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on Nigerian political parties to give Igbos a chance in 2023
- The president of the group John Nwodo expressed confidence that the Igbos will change Nigeria's situation
- Nwodo also urged the Nigerian government to restructure the country's security apparatus
An apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged political parties in Nigeria to look the way of the Igbos and give them a chance in 2023.
According to Channels TV, John Nwodo, the president general of the socio-political group, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma in Owerri.
Nwodo speaking on the 2023 presidency expressed confidence that the situation in Nigeria will be turned around if the Igbos are given the opportunity.
The group went on to urge the federal government to find a way of restructuring the present security apparatus in the country in order to combat the security challenges in Nigeria.
The president-general of the organization said the nation's present insecurity challenge is capable of causing serious disaffection across the country if not tackled headlong.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Igbo socio-cultural organization disclosed that it is still committed to ensuring that an Igbo president succeeds Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The organization explained that the quest for the southeast zone to produce the next president was in the spirit of equity, justice and fair play.
Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the deputy national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze, on Monday, May 18, in Enugu pleaded with political parties in the country to zone their presidential ticket to the southeast zone.
In a related development, two groups in the southeast have declared their support for President Buhari and the service chiefs.
The groups, Igbos in Nigeria Movement and Igbos Progressives Assembly for Nigeria, said the president and Nigeria's service chiefs have given their all to sustain the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.
According to the groups, at this crucial period, all that is required is for the military to consolidate on the gains made and not distraction.
In other news, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has raised alarm over the emergence of a splinter group within its fold.
The new group led by one Basil Onuorah is known as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly (ONGA). Onuorah said the group has already been registered by the corporate affairs commission.
He stated that the traditional ruler of Igbariam in Anambra state, Igwe Kelly Nzekwe, is serving as the ONGA’s board of trustees chairman.
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