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PDP's Attempt To Ride To Power On Religious, Ethnic Sentiments Spells Doom For Nigeria, Factional Ohanaeze Warns

Ohaneze
September 26, 2022

It advised Northern Nigeria to free itself from what it described as an "illusion of ethnicity and break the spells of deceit" that the PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar have allegedly deployed ahead of the election.

 

A faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo group has warned that attempts by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ride on ethnicity and religious predispositions to get power in 2023 will spell doom for Nigeria as it will lead to disintegration.

 

It advised Northern Nigeria to free itself from what it described as an "illusion of ethnicity and break the spells of deceit" that the PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar have allegedly deployed ahead of the election. 

 

The splinter Ohanaeze in a statement issued on Sunday by its Secretary General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said the country needs a President from Southern Nigeria who would unify the country and end insecurity challenges, and not Atiku.

 

The group enjoined Nigerians to reject PDP at the presidential election in 2023, accusing the party of jettisoning its zoning arrangement before its presidential primary election.

 

The group said the PDP should not be trusted having breached its constitution.

 

The statement read in part,

“Anyone who breached the gentleman arrangement by our patriots for a rotational presidency between the North and the South as enshrined in our consciousness to balance equity, inclusiveness, national peace, and stability of the country does not mean well for Nigeria.

 

"2023 is the turn of a Southern presidency and attempts by the opposition party to ride on ethnicity and religious predispositions to get power will plunge Nigeria into the abyss of disintegration.

 

“Atiku Abubakar’s desperation is not healthy for the Northern region as the North has seen total neglect, poverty and insecurity.

 

"The North should better free itself from the illusion of ethnicity and break the spells of deceit which the PDP and Atiku are using ahead of the 2023 election.

 

“It’s only a southern Presidency that will unify the country and end the insecurity challenges in Nigeria, not Atiku Abubakar."

 

It added, “Nigerians were enthusiastic about how to dethrone incompetence in governance with a strong, competent, and healthy President in 2023.

 

“The nightmarish episode of a sitting President always on medical tourism in Europe, and Asia must end with President Buhari in 2023.

 

“PDP and Atiku should remain in opposition until they are ready to accept that principle of zoning in PDP’s constitution should be respected and obeyed before seeking power in the future." 

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