The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan must reciprocate the Kind gesture the Igbos showed him during his tenure by endorsing an Igbo president for the forthcoming general election.
Punch reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, said that the suffering Ndigbo were going through under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari was because of the support Igbo gave Jonathan.
There have been reports that some northern All Progressives Congress governors were plotting Jonathan’s return to Presidency to assuage the South and enable the North to return to power after four years.
Commenting on the development, Ohanaeze Ndigbo spokesman stated, “The Igbo position on Jonathan’s (alleged) presidential ambition in 2023 is that the Igbo spirit will be against him, the totality of Igbo spirit will be against him and he should realise it.
“Because he is expected to support the Igbo; a form of spiritual reciprocity, to reciprocate the Igbo kind gesture towards him.”
He disclosed that whatever Igbo suffered under the regime of President Buhari was because of Jonathan.
He added, “Whatever you see the Igbo suffered under President Buhari was as a result of the support we gave Jonathan. He should realise it. That is the Ohanaeze Ndigbo position and by extension Igbo position.