Ohanaeze Explains Why Ndigbo Won’t Protest Economic Hardship Under Tinubu

Ohanaeze Explains Why Ndigbo Won’t Protest Economic Hardship Under Tinubu

  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo has revealed its stance as protests spread across the country over the current economic hardship
  • The leader of the group, Dr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, declared unwavering support for Tinubu amid groanings from Nigerians over government's harsh economic policies
  • In a statement by the national secretary of the group, Alex Ogbonna, Ohanaeze insisted the Ndigbo will not take part in such an exercise because they believe Tinubu will get the job done

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Amid the current economic hardship, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has again promised to support President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

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The president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has explained why its people won't stage a protest in the country. Photo credit: Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu CFR, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo vows not to protest

The group vowed to work for Tinubu despite recent happenings, noting that the president has been charitable to Nigerians from the southeast region.

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The president general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists by the national publicity secretary of the group, Alex Ogbonna, TVC reported.

Iwuanyanwu to meet with Ndigbo experts

Iwuanyanwu reminded Ndigbo that they do not have personal issues against the president and urged its citizens not to be used to stage protests against the federal government, The Punch reported.

He lamented several challenges Igbo people face in the country, such as the marginalisation of people of the southeast in appointments and state creation in the past government.

He expressed hope that Tinubu’s administration would help the region re-write the wrongs in due time.

Iwuanyanwu, however, promised to convene a meeting of top Igbo economists and experts in diverse fields to evolve strategies on how to overcome the current economic hardships.

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"I have received many entreaties from many parts of the Country requesting me to call Igbos to join in demonstration and violent action in the country against the government.
"As your leader, I am directing that no Igbo group or community in Nigeria or in Diaspora should join in this action. I am still studying the situation. I have asked Nigerians who approached me the following questions, what did they do when the past government disfranchised Igbo land?

Ohanaeze: Igbo not involved in 1966 coup

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Iwuanyanwu claimed that the Igbo had no hand in the brutal 1966 coup led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna as widely believed.

Iwuanyanwu also claimed that "the problem Igbo have is that we are very faithful to the constitution of Nigeria" while bragging that the southeastern people naturally prosper wherever they are in any part of the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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