2023 Presidency: Ohanaeze urges Igbo to make friends across Nigeria

John Nwodo
The leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-cultural group, has urged its people living in the north to court more friends so as to actualise the ethnic group’s quest to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023.

The call is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the 19 northern states and Abuja. The meeting, held in Minna, ended Sunday night.

The communique restated the group’s resolve to promote one indivisible Nigeria with equal opportunities for all, and urged Igbo people resident in the north to live in harmony with their host communities.

It lauded the contributions of John Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, toward a united and prosperous Nigeria, and urged him to continue to defend the interest of the people.

The cultural group extended its hands of fellowship to other Igbo associations the world over, and called for more unity in the pursuit of Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 44 chapters of the group, drawn from across the 19 states of the north, attended the meeting. (NAN)


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  • Netanyahu

    Any Ibo that votes for buhari in 2019 should be ashamed of himself. If he likes let him rule till kingdom come, we have endured their wickedness and hatred since 1970 and are still surviving. We shall survive him and see his back, like Jonathan.

    • Julius

      Sure, you will kill and eat them !

    • Concern

      Netanyahu, what mistakes has Buhari made that Igbos can not forgive him the man has been trying his best to clean up the mess left by the PDP in every facet of Nigeria. When Buhari took over from the PDP administration nothing was working It was as if Nigeria just came out of a devastating war, corruption had become a Nigerian culture, abandon projects was the other of the day, security was so bad that parishioners where afraid to go to worship talk less of visiting your bank for any transaction for far of armed robbery. We all know how boko haram was having a field day in Borno states even coming as far as Abuja. Today, we know how far we have come, though things are not where we expect it to be but we have a responsive government unlike the impunity of the PDP years. I appeal to our Igbo brothers to please give peace a chance and stop behaving as though they are superior to other Nigerians. Igbos can not win any national election alone and they are aware of this fact because they used to play politics at the centre but the progressives from south west were better partners this time around.

      • obiora

        How can you forgive a man that did not repent. Tell the Tyrant First to repent of all his Evil ways before talking of Forgivingness. Buhari is an Evil man from a Croorked Tribe.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    Hahahahahaha! I de laugh wo. Ohanaeze, you are now talking. In any democracy, the art of give-and-take, political alignment, as well as the principle of the majority carry the vote. Without reaching to other sections of the country, there is no way the Ndigbo of this world can take over the presidency of Nigeria. It is obvious, Buhari could not have won the 2015 without the support from the South West. Ndigbo continue to live in delusion that the presidency of Nigeria would be for them, just like that, as an anointed tribe. Now that Ndigbo is changing the tone of the game, I will only hope it is genuine and not an afterthought.

    • Julius

      I agree and i wish the chairman the best. That’s how things are done in a democracy.

    • Screw-em

      They are a delusional, deceitful people known solely for their evil destabilising efforts to dismember Nigeria as we know it. If not for the way Buhari handled the coward Kwanu, this hopeless treasonous goat Nwodo would not be darting out of his stinking mouth as usual. Dine with this joker with a long spoon.

      • Ceejay ilo

        They are deceitful yet your likes will go to war to keep them in one country? Can’t you smell your shit is full of hate and hypocrisy?

      • NwaIgbo

        Watch out, you are revealing your hatred and ignorance. Kanu does not speak for the Igbos and many Igbos support Buhari and his anti-corruption crusade. Igbos did not wake up to dismember Nigeria. I know you were not born when Igbos were slaughtered like rams in Northern Nigeria, they did not have a safe place in Nigeria, so they returned to the East. Read books and don’t blind your eyes from history.

  • Pawa2

    All these people do is go about holding meetings and saying the same things. Where the President comes from should not make any difference, as he/she should develop all parts of Nigeria as required, without any bias. That has been the case in Nigeria, except that they have not developed any particular part of Nigeria at all. The way Ibos are so obsessed about producing the President I can foresee an unhealthy amount of triumphalism when it finally happens. The rest of the country will probably have to bow to an Ibo person before going out everyday.

  • obiora

    Ohanaeze Ndi_IGBO did quest for Nigeria President but separation from Nigeria. Biafra is Our quest. Referendum we want.

    • Julius

      Why don’t you order all NDI_IGBO working for the federal , state and local government across the country to resign and come back to biafraud ? Till you and your ilk which do not represent the Igbos do that, we think you are a fraud and a liar.

      • obiora

        You will share Nigeria First and those Biafrans will come Home to Biafra with Biafran Share. Stop talking in what did not concern you.

    • NwaIgbo

      Create Biafra in your fathers compound and when the tanks come rumbling down, make sure you face them squarely with your Biafra rant.

  • Adam A

    Keep dreaming. 2023 is for South West : Tinubu or Fashola . Ibos not yet ripe for d President bcos they are not to be trusted with one Nigeria and as such d majority will not vote them. No serious party wants to loose and as such will not field ibo even their pdp ran away from them and zoned to d north

  • manager

    Waste of time you have to learn from Jonathan efforts to please the North to the extent that Jonathan went to the lslamic organization conference just to please the North still they pushed him away

  • manager

    Referendum is what we need not 2023 , at times l used to Wonder the kind lgbo leaders we have for example other regions have six States but only South East have five and the South East leaders don’t see any thing wrong in it again all the South East don’t have any single international Airport or Sea Port still the South East leaders don’t see any thing wrong with it, shame on this leaders