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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has asserted that Nigeria is facing a synchronised national crisis which could lead to its eventual collapse or dismemberment.
The group, however, said Igbo president in 2023 will save the country from the crisis.
It warned against the continued disregard to the negotiated agreements on sensitive issues of power-sharing and balancing of power regardless of any other conditions.
This is as it has formed a national political action committee to actualise a president of South East extraction in next year’s general election.
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Headed by President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, George Obiozor, with its Secretary General, Okey Emuchay, as secretary, the committee would deploy persuasion in reaching out to key political actors across the country as well as other critical stakeholders and leaders.
Addressing newsmen on the communique of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of Ohanaeze in Enugu on Wednesday, Obiozor said they would soon announce the composition of the ‘persuasion team that will recognise those that are critical in Nigeria, including our own people.’
‘They will also talk to our people here that are aspiring for the presidency.
The team is non-partisan and non-political. We will try to reach everybody on the need for the South East to produce the next president,’ he said.
He described the president of South East origin as an idea whose time has come, and reminded Nigerians that at 62, the country needed introspective and retrospective thinking to reassess its journey so far as a nation or as a country.
He restated that the Igbo were not secessionists or separatists, adding that they were prepared, and deserved the presidency because it was politically defensible and morally justifiable.
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