The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s four years presidential proposal, as the group maintained “presidency or nothing”.
Recall NewsBreak reported that Daar Communication boss and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Raymond Dokpesi, vowed to go naked if Atiku did not hand over to the Igbos after four years as president.
Reacting, Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said the remark was a collective disrespect to people of the southeast.
In a statement, the group narrated how Atiku rejected a single-term offer from Igbo elders in 2019.
He said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has declared openly that attempts to trick and entice the southeast with attractive offers from the ally of former Vice President and 2019 PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Raymond Dokpesi to get southeast’s support for his principal (Atiku) in 2023 are hoaxes and collective disrespect on the sensibility of the people of southeast, no amount of enticing promises will make southeast to swap their right to 2023 presidency to anyone.
“Atiku Abubakar’s refusal to adhere to a written request from Igbo elders for a Mandela option of a single tenure in 2019 will continue to haunt his 2023 presidential ambitions, instead, he replied to Igbo leaders in 2019 with his then six years economic blueprint for Nigeria (2020-2026) which was a clear understanding of having the ambition of a two-term as president if elected.
“This evidence is now contradictory to the recent request from Atiku’s ally for southeast’s support, as no force can thwart the 2023 Igbo Presidency Project with a vice presidential offer to the southeast, which is not feasible, as there will be a power shift from the North to the East in 2023.”
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