2023 Presidency: South-East open to All candidates- Ohanaeze
By Charles Onyekwere
Apex socio-cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has warned against the campaign of calumny, inciting violence, and provocative threats from Igbo groups and supporters of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The apex body said Ndigbo has an unrestricted culture of accommodation and warm receptions for neighbouring states and visitors from far and wide, as travellers, welcome visitors with open arms and politics would never change the ways of reasoning and reflections.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and made available to The Trumpet on Friday appeals to the south-east youths and supporters of Presidential candidates to eschew violence and shun attempts to take laws into their own hands.
According to Isiguzoro, by issuing empty threats or using health issues as an instrument of blackmail in the presidential campaigns against anyone
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The statement read in part” We are speaking in the background of threats of commotion and violence issued against Sen Bola Tinubu, we are aware of the fact that Igbo youths have been shortchanged by the way Federal Government has empowered youths from other zones excluding the southeast youths, and it’s an open secret that southeast has been at the receiving end of Federal Government’s policies and programs since 2015, and we appeal for a truce and allow peace to reign”.
“2023 Campaigns should be Issues- based not on blackmail and trivial matters.” Ndigbo is open to receiving all Presidential candidates for 2023, we will receive all of them unrestricted, and interface with them and take decisions before the elections, we will weigh all options in the eyes of being sidelined for 7 years by the Federal Government, Presidential candidates should not be parochial with any zone or ignore any region during their campaigns”.
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