The apex socio-political body of the Igbos, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has reacted to the statement made by President Buhari that the political future of the Igbos lies on the support they give to his re-election in 2019.
Recall that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this on behalf of President Buhari during the APC mega rally for President Buhari in Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday July 3rd.
“2019 will make or mar the aspiration of the Igbo nation. I am calling on the Igbo to make a paradigm shift and think seriously of their position. The presidency of Nigeria is negotiable and can only be done on the position of strength and the strength of the Igbo will be determined by 2019 support for Buhari. The choice is that of the Igbo nation. What happens in 2019 will determine the future of the region and you can bet on the support of Buhari.” Boss said in the speech he read on behalf of President Buhari
Reacting to the development, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu in a chat with Punch, said the political future of the Igbo was not in Buhari’s hands, or that of any other human being and that nobody should play God to the Igbos.
“The political future of Ndigbo lies in God and not in any man. Nobody should play God over the political fate of Ndigbo.” Ibegbu said