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Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday raised alarm that some high profile personality are plotting scheme to manipulate 2023 election.
The Secretary-General of Chidi Ibeh-led faction of the Igbo apex body, Okechukwu Isiguzoro alerted that the Igbo should expect unbelievable events that will be unfolding as the election approaches.
The faction noted that some region are desirous to ensure the presidential tickets is not taken to the Igbo.
“The Igbo must be prepared for the horrible and shocking things ahead while hoping for the promising future. There will be attempts to scuttle Igbo political hope for 2023 and manipulate the electoral process to ensure that the South East is denied the opportunity of getting either the All Progressives Congress (APC) or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential tickets in 2023″, the statement reads.
The Igbo body added that the scheme it to ensure that it “continues to run in circles and enslaved permanently in the country’s politics.”
Meanwhile, the youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide, has vowed to present reputable candidate that will be welcomed by Nigerians.
In a statement made available to Platform Times on Monday stated that the youth wings is making efforts towards negotiating with various stakeholders in the country.
The Acting Leader, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, who signed the statement, noted that all qualifications will be considered in selecting the potential candidate.
He said: “We shall make effort to present the best candidates with the right precedence, education, reputation, preparedness, temperament and the right ideas to the country.
The statement read further:“We shall negotiate with stakeholders from different parts of Nigeria and across political divides to support our aspiration, which we believe shall be in the best interest of the country”.
He reiterated that the body is in unison and determined to campaign for its candidate without resolving to allegiance with other ethnic groups.
“In Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, we believe and are single-minded in our determination to campaign vigorously and convince, rather than stampede Nigerians across ethnic groups to support an Igbo for the nation’s presidency in 2023.
“In the next eight to 10 months, it is expected that the two major political parties and the others would have concluded their nomination processes and elected their candidates.”