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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the North’s apex socio-cultural organisation, has stated that if an Igbo president arises in 2023, he or she will put a stop to the present spates of insurgency and banditry.
According to the organisation, the present sentiment among elders in the North over President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of insecurity is reasonable.
Chief Isiguzoro Okechukwu, the factional Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement read in part, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide pledges to Northern Elders and Youths that the Northern Territory of the country will experience a peaceful atmosphere and robust economic development if Igbo succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“We understand why Northern Elders Forum and Arewa Consultative Forum, focus on getting assurances from the South, of what the North stands to gain if they are allowed to succeed Buhari in 2023.
“It’s obvious that the government’s incapacity to get lasting remedies for the insurgency and banditry in the North is giving northern leadership sleepless nights; but the with Igbo investments worth N22trillion and out of school northern children rising to 19 million from 19 the Northern States, it’s only a disciplined personality with Igbo entrepreneurial bravery and heroism can restore normalcy in the North.
“Arewa Youths do not seem to have a clearer picture of the dwindling fortunes of the North. With reported news of Borno state having two Governors, one led by APC controlled-25 LGAs and ISWAP controlled-5 LGAs, there are fears of ISWAP taking over the entire North.
“Arewa youths assertion of Northerner succeeding President Buhari will strengthen insecurity in that region and secessionist movements in the South.
“Igbo presidency come 2023 will undoubtedly restore Nigeria to the path of greatness and economic prosperity as Igbo men and women of proven integrity and will power are in abundance to give Nigerians the much needed good governance anchored on economic advancement.”