- Ahead of the 2023 election, the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu has continued to generate reactions in the polity
- Recent is Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who penned an open letter to APC's national leader, urging him to lay aside his presidential bid
- The secretary of the group while counselling the former governor of Lagos state, advised him to key into the Igbo presidency cause
Oyo state, Ibadan- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has penned an open letter to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, regrading his presidential ambition.
The national publicity secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, in the early hours of Monday, December 13, asked the former governor of Lagos state, Tinubu, to shelve his touted 2023 presidential bid to preserve Nigeria’s corporate existence.
In an open letter to Tinubu, he counselled the politician to key into the Igbo presidency in 2023, stressing that posterity would be kind of him if he toed the “path of reason, conscience and equity” on the matter, The Nigerian Tribune reports.
Describing the APC leader as a strategic thinker with a formidable frontier spirit, Ogbonnia noted in the document titled: Open Letter to His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu that his fear was Tinubu would be embarking on a political adventure that lacks conscience and principle if he contests for the presidency.
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“In the past, Ahmed Bola Tinubu would have concerned himself with the cause of the agitation in the South-East and the solution thereof, but because of the obsession to become a president, it does appear that the more turbulent the South-East the better for the Jagaban. This is morally reprehensible. However, I have my fears that Tinubu is embarking on a political adventure that lacks both conscience and principle."
Ogbonnia made a copy of the letter available to the newspaper in Ibadan.
He warned that the huge social capital and the profiling of Tinubu as the conscience of Nigeria may suffer irreversible damage if he contests the presidency in 2023.
APC chieftain Bisi Akande reveals Buhari's failed promise to Tinubu in 2015 and how former Lagos gov reacted
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, December 9, narrated how President Muhammadu Buhari promised but failed to pick Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as his running mate in the 2015 election.
It was reported that Akande who is also a former governor of Osun state made the revelation in his autobiography, My Participations, which was launched in Lagos on Thursday.
Chronicling the events that led to the eventual selection of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate, Akande disclosed how Buhari who was then under pressure to drop the former Lagos governor, later reneged on the agreement.
2023 presidency: Atiku is my candidate, not Tinubu, Mr Ibu denies viral claim
In a related development, a prominent Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu (John Ikechukwu Okafor) has debunked rumours that he has thrown his weight behind the 2023 presidential candidate of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu.
In an Instagram video, Mr. Ibu said he was at the gathering for the endorsement of Tinubu's presidential bid only on invitation by some of his colleagues who needed his assistance.
The comedian said he cannot turn his back on Atiku Abubakar who has done so much for him as a long-time friend.