- Igbo people want a united Nigeria according to the region's apex organisation
- Ohanaeze, however, said it is necessary that there are equity and fairness in everything
- Also, it warned those agitating for another country from Nigeria not to go beyond their bonds
In what will make many Nigerians heave a sigh of relief, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide says the region is committed to a united and prosperous country.
This was disclosed by Prof George Obiozor, president-general, during his inaugural press conference, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He argued that nothing demands the separate existence of the Igbo nation from the rest of Nigeria.
However, he said the Igbo nation wants a country where equity, justice, and fairness would prevail.
He also said all actions and utterances that put the country in harm’s way must be avoided.
Meanwhile, he advised Kanu and other separatist movements not to go beyond their bounds.
Legit.ng had also reported that the new leadership of the Igbo apex group Ohanaeze Ndigbo said that the mandate handed over to them is to produce a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
The newly elected spokesman of the body, Alex Ogbonna, made this known during an interview with the Daily Sun newspaper published on Saturday, January 16.
Ogbonna said that they were optimistic about achieving the mandate, adding that those who think Professor George Obiozor is a stooge in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Hope Uzodinma, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) should give him a chance.
In another development, Apostle Vitalis Odumma, a United Kingdom-based Nigerian cleric declared that the presidency won't go to the southeast in 2023.
The Imo-state born preacher stated this while interacting with select journalists including a Legit.ng reporter in Abuja on Friday, December 19, 2020.
According to him, politicians of Igbo stock jostling for the presidency in 2023 should wait for their turn, adding that God has not sanctioned the emergence of an Igbo as the country's number one citizen.
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