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Thursday, 22 April 2021

No Amount of Killings and Intimidation Will Stop Igbo Presidency in 2023 - Senator Ogba

The lawmaker representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial District, Obinna Ogba insists that despite the new wave of violence in the South East geopolitical Zone, the Igbo Presidency project for 2023 is not negotiable.

He reiterated the position of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo that no amount of insecurity in the South East region will stop the Igbo from taking its turn at the Presidency.

“It is the turn of the South East to produce the next President, nobody is contesting that. No tribe should hide under the guise of insecurity to deny the South East their right, he said.

“There have been war in other parts of the country, it never stopped them. This cannot be an excuse to deny us from producing the president of the country.
“So, let nobody hide under the security situation. No”.

“It is the turn of the South East if they want Nigeria to still remain one”.

The senator made the remarks yesterday in an interaction with journalists shortly after a motion he sponsored on Incessant Killings in Ebonyi State.

His agitation was coming after similar indication by the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Ambassador Professor George A. Obiozor who earlier blamed enemies of Southeast for being behind the new wave of violence.

He said they are working hard to turn Igbo land in to a terrorist enclave because the idea of an Igbo man becoming a president of Nigeria was gaining ground.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, he said the South East has been one of the most peaceful among the six geopolitical zones.”Now all of a sudden because the idea of presidency coming to Igbo land has come from probability to possibility people want to turn the South East into a terrorists’ ground.”Igbos are builders not nation breakers. We are not a violent people. So we must find out the root cause of the violent spree and kidnapping and all other things." 

He said Nigerians should not use such things to measure the character of the Igbos, as it is not in their character. “Of all things you can accuse Igbos of it is not getting money through laziness, like kidnapping an uncle to get money.

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