By Sylvanus Okpe
The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has berated the National Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Emma Ibediro, over his statement on Tuesday declaring that Igbo Presidency under the APC in 2023 might be unrealistic due to the low voter turn out from the Southeast region for the APC in the last general elections.
Ibediro was reported to have stated that any aspiration for the presidency in 2023 must involve every part of the country and lampooned the Igbo nation for not doing enough to clinch the presidential ticket of the ruling party come 2023.
“In 2015, only 198,000 votes came in from the entire south-east. In 2019, we had a little above 400,000″.
“Some people will say that it is an improvement. What type of improvement is that?”
But, Ohanaeze, in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Chuks Ibegbu, Wednesday, warned Ibediro, Orji Uzor Kalu, Rochas Okorocha and some Igbo leaders to stop using derogatory remarks on the Igbo nation just for retain their political positions in the ruling party.
The group was surprised that a full-blooded Igbo man could be aligned with such a statement. Part of Ohanaeze’s statement reads, “I don’t expect Igbos to be at the vanguard of such discouraging statements.”