Ndigbo not part of Interim govt, plans to Attend Tinubu’s inauguration
By KENNETH ONYEKWERE, ABAKILIKI
Apex Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has asked the Department of state service (DSS) to arrest those calling for Interim Government in the country.
Ohanaeze said the body would ensure that those unpatriotic elements of destruction did not derail the nation’s democracy and the smooth transition of power from President Muhammadu Buhari to President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement by Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro on Monday, stated that those behind the call for the interim Government are only trying to plunge the country into avoidable political crises and make the Igbo as scapegoats Nigerians witnessed in 1993.
“Ndigbo will participate fully in all pre-inauguration and swearing-in ceremonies of the President-Elect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th, 2023 and caution all of those who are working behind the scenes for the enthronement of an illegitimate interim government to use the courts to vent their resentments and grievances
“We are satisfied that Atiku and Peter Obi had explored the legal options in other to recover the mandates and challenging the outcomes of the 2023 Presidential elections in court is better than restraining a smooth transition of Power on 29th May 2023, as we will not allow unpatriotic monsters to truncate our hard-earned democracy”.
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According to the statement, Ndigbo condemns the call for the establishment of an interim Government but insists that the President-Elect should be sworn in on 29th May 2023.
“Ndigbo is endangered species in Nigeria and never again will Igbos be used as sacrificial lambs as we were used in 1993 during the Abiola saga, where a lot of Igbos were bullied, maimed, killed and their properties looted, the proponents of an interim Government are already setting the stage through systematic burning of Igbo populated markets in Lagos (President-Elect’s State) and Borno (Vice President-Elect’s State) and promotion of Hate campaigns against the Igbo, these are castles built on quicksands and Igbos are wiser and sophisticated now and we will continue to support the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu’s government.
Stating that Tinubu will commence the healing process tour from the South-East by releasing IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and incorporating the East into the Government of the National President (GNU) by giving the Senate President to a qualified son of the Southeast zone.
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