The pan Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has said the people of the Southeast would not the part of the conspiracy for the formation of an Interim National Government, ING, but has plans to attend the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahamed Tinubu on May 29th.
Reacting to the statement credited to the spokesperson of the Directorate of State Services, Dr. Peter Afunanya that some politically-exposed persons were conspiring to introduce ING, Ohanaeze Secretary-Genaral, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro in a statement, Monday challenged the DSS to apprehend those who are exponents of the Interim National Government, ING, who wants to forestall the smooth transition of power from President Buhari to President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to Isiguzoro, Tinubu should immediately commence an healing process tour from the Southeast and consider the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu coupled with the zoning of the Senate President to the zone.
The statement reads: “Ndigbo will never recognize any Interim National Government or be part of the evil scheme, as the clamor for an Interim National Governmentnt is unconstitutional, satanic and atrocious, as those behind the call for the Interim National Government, are only trying to plunge the country into avoidable political crises and make the Igbo as scapegoats as Nigerians witnessed in 1993.
“Ndigbo will participate fully in all pre-inauguration and swearing-in ceremonies of the President-elect, Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th, 2023, and caution all of those who are working behind the scenes for the enthronement of an illegitimate Interim National Government to use the courts to vent their resentments and grievances.
“We are satisfied that Atiku and Peter Obi had explored the legal options in other to recover the mandates and challenging the outcomes of 2023 Presidential elections in court is better than restraining a smooth transition of power in 29th May 2023, as we will not allow unpatriotic monsters to truncate our hard-earned democracy
“Ndigbo condemns the call for the establishment of an Interim National Government but insists that the President-elect should be sworn in by 29th May 2023. Ndigbo is endangered species in Nigeria and never again will Igbos be used as sacrificial lambs as we were used in 1993 during the Abiola saga, where a lot of Igbos were bullied, maimed, killed and their properties looted.
“The proponents of an Interim National Government are already setting the stage through systematic burning of Igbo populated markets in Lagos ( President-elect’s State) and Borno ( Vice President-elect’s State) and promotion of hate campaigns against the Igbo. These are castles built on quicksands and Igbos are wiser and sophisticated now.
“We will continue to support the President-elect Bola Tinubu and ask him to commence the healing process tour from the Southeast by releasing IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and incorporate the East into the Government of National Unity (GNU) by giving the President of the Senate to the people of Southeast”,he stated. ENDS