Ohanaeze Ndigbo has responded to Former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe’s claim that Igbos are not united in their clamour for an Igbo presidency.
In a recent interview, Ogunlewe stated that the inability of the people of the Southeast to unite under a single leadership would hinder their presidential ambitions.
According to him;
“Another set of people that are appropriate, they are the people from the Southeast but they have the problem of leadership. “They are so endowed that they are spread all over Nigeria and they can gather a lot of votes, but they are too divided. An Imo person, an Enugu person, an Ebonyi man will not listen to themselves. “They have the money. If they sit down and aggregate what they can offer, they have more money than almost everybody in Nigeria.”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo responded by calling it a “calculated attempt, crooked and provocative onslaught against Ndigbo, intertwined with fallacies and falsehoods.”
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro claimed in the statement that Ogunlewe cannot represent Omo Oduduwa or the Yoruba nation since men and women of morality from the Southwest support and campaign for the 2023 Igbo Presidency.
Isiguzoro asserted that Igbos are united in their quest for the 2023 Presidency, and a lot of consultative activities are ongoing to convince Nigerians about the need for the 2023 Igbo Presidency Project.
According to the statement;
"Ordinarily, we would have ignored the man suffering from mouth diarrhea, but we call on Nigerians to know that 2023 is the not about Southeast but the repair of a country sinking deep into the abyss of disintegration and insecurity. “Ogunlewe is not speaking for Omo Oduduwa or Yoruba nation. Men and women of morality from the Southwest are supporting and canvassing for the 2023 Igbo Presidency. “The survival of Nigeria beyond 2023 lies in the fact that every section of the country had tasted the Presidency except the Igbo, and attempts by the fifth columnist to coax and stop the Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is the quickest route to disintegration and an unending secessionist movement in Nigeria. “We are clamoring for Igbo Presidency, not Southeast Presidency. Whether an Igbo from Niger Delta or Benue or Kogi or Southeast emerges in any major political party, we will identify with him and support him. “Igbos are united in the pursuit of the 2023 Presidency. “For the first time since the return of democracy in 1999, a lot of consultative meetings and backstage activities are ongoing to convince Nigerians ob the need for the 2023 Igbo Presidency Project. “Igbo leadership is at the forefront of this Noble Project, and Igbo presidential hopefuls are putting finishing touches on the 2023 Presidency.”