- Former president Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to strongly support Igbo presidency in the year 2023
- The call was made by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo in an interview by its publicity secretary
- According to him, Igbos are suffering in the administration of Buhari because of the support for Jonathan
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on former president Goodluck Jonathan to support the realisation of a president of Igbo extraction in 2023, Punch Newspaper reports.
The apex Igbo organisation said failure to do this, the Igbo spirit will be against him. This was disclosed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo national publicity secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia.
According to him, the suffering Ndigbo were going through under the administration of Muhammadu Buhari was because of the support Igbo gave Jonathan.
Recall that there are reports that some northern All Progressives Congress governors were plotting Jonathan’s return to Presidency to assuage the South and enable the North to return to power after four years.
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Speaking on the development, he said:
“The Igbo position on Jonathan’s (alleged) presidential ambition in 2023 is that the Igbo spirit will be against him, the totality of Igbo spirit will be against him and he should realise it.
“Because he is expected to support the Igbo; a form of spiritual reciprocity, to reciprocate the Igbo kind gesture towards him.”
I did not ask you to vote for Buhari in 2015 - Mbaka
In another report, fiery Catholic priest and spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka has said when he made a declaration that Muhammadu Buhari would be president in 2015, he did not ask anybody to vote for him.
The cleric said he only spoke what God told him ahead of the general election and people quoted him out of context.
The man of God disclosed this in his 2022 New Year message during the crossover night at the Adoration Ground, Emene, Enugu state.
2023: Northern lawmaker endorses Osinabjo, makes crucial distinction between VP, Tinubu
Meanwhile, a Kano lawmaker, Hafiz Kawu, representing Tarauni Federal Constituency at the House of Representative, has drummed support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his chat with newsmen on Tuesday, January 4, Kawu stated that to consolidate on the massive developments of the Buhari-led government added to his love for the country, Osinbajo deserves to become the next president in 2023.
He also pointed to the fact that Osinbajo's excellent performances as acting president reveal his capacity for the office.
The lawmaker went on to say that so far Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not declared his intention to run for the presidency in the coming general election, hence his support for Osinbajo.
2023: Prominent Nigerian pastor predicts what will happen if Tinubu becomes president
Meanwhile, Bishop Leonard Umunna, the General Overseer of Bible Life Church Cathedral, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, said Tinubu would not be as bad as most leaders Nigeria had had if he becomes president in 2023.
The cleric made the prediction in an interview published by The Guardian on Sunday, December 19.
He, however, said the prediction is based on his personal assessment, noting that God has not spoken to him about Tinubu's strongly speculated presidential ambition.