Support IIgbo presidency in 2023—-VON Director-General tells Ohanaeze, IPOB and MASSOB
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osta Okechukwu, has called on the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to support rotational presidency, saying Ndigbo should talk about president after President Muhammed Buhari tenure.
Addressing party faithful at the registration and revalidation center of All Progressives Congress (APC) at Iwollo Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Okechukwu, commended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for being strategic in Igbo quest for presidency.
“What I do know is that Ndigbo should talk about President after President Muhammadu Buhari,GCFR. I think we should support this government, Buhari has tenure to work for, according to the zoning arrangement and everybody should follow the zoning arrangement…”
“My dear brothers and sisters, I commend His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha for his historical pronouncement that we should support President Buhari and wait for 2023. He was not sentimental and parochial, he looked dispassionately on the political terrain and realities on the ground. I have never seen Owelle think as deep and wax strategic as he did for our people.” Okechuku said.
According to VON boss, ” Owelle speech is very timely; it is a counter poise to the statement made by our revered elder statesman and ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who sounded more like an agent provocateur. He is neither a member of the APC nor PDP or to the best of my knowledge any other political party of note, yet he arrogates himself the powers to determine who gets what, when and how.”
“I share the view that in political domain there is the law with its legal teeth and the convention with its moral weight, the political convention today in Nigeria which the ex-president is a prime beneficiary state – rotation of President – South 8 years and North 8 years – we stand by that convention. Since our entry into the Fourth Republic in 1999, we supported Obasanjo, the South West by extension, we supported Jonathan, South South by extension, now that Ndigbo has resolved to support Buhari, we are hopeful of 2023.”
“This is why we are appealing to IPOB, MASSOB and Ohaneze Ndigbo to join us and reckon the truism that no one ethnic nationality can go it alone. Equity, justice and fair play are on our side in 2023. Luckily President Buhari is laying a solid foundation and infrastructural base for prosperity and progress of our fatherland.”
Asked about Buhari’s age and rumored sickness, Okechukwu retorted, “there is a local parlance in my place which says that, many a time women maybe waiting for the old dry tree to fall for their firewood and to their dismay the young luxuriant tree falls. Mr President is hale and hearty and most importantly our life is in Almighty God’s hand