Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and other prominent leaders from Southeast have advised Nigerians not to take the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku serious over his comment to cede the presidency to the region in 2027.
Atiku has said in a rally in Enugu that he would support Ndigbo to win the President in return for the region’s votes in 2023.
Reacting, Ohanaeze said no person from Southeast or Igbo would take that advice serious.
Publicity Secretary of the organisation Alex Ogbonnia said, “Comments are free, facts are sacred, Atiku has said what he wanted to say, but he would have realised that nobody would take that advice, no person from Southeast or Igbo would take that advice serious.
“I can assure you no person from Southeast or Igbo land will take that advice that we should wait until 2027 because right from time, everybody knows that it is the turn of the South and by extension Southeast to produce the next President.
“So, any patriotic Nigerian will realise that what is best for Nigeria is to allow the Southeast to produce the President. So, any person talking or discussing to the contrary knows in his or her conscience that he is doing the wrong thing or taking to wrong direction.”
He emphasised that Ndigbo is not in support of the preposition of the former Vice President.