By Abah Joshua
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned President Bola Tinubu of the dangers ahead and cautioned him that the recent coup waves in Francophone African countries are warnings over the continuous declarations of fraudulent election results in Africa, bad governments, lack of respect for the Constitution by political elites and the West imposition of geriatric African Presidents who are stooges of the West.
In a statement issued by the Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said that Nigeria will not be caught up with the waves of coups in Africa except the North sanctions it.
The group said that the Northern leadership and political leaders are dissatisfied with Tinubu’s Presidency and are waiting patiently for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal verdict on September 16th, 2023, to know their line of action.
He said, “The Northern leadership shut down President Tinubu’s led ECOWAS planned invasion of Niger Republic through the Northern Senators, the Traditional Rulers, and their Elder statesmen, who are unhappy with the President’s style of leadership and key appointments to Southwest. They are weighing options, and in case of any presidential rerun election, the North will likely work against Tinubu.
“The continuous closure of borders, and halting of electricity supply to the Niger Republic will continue to enrage the North and it will come with consequences from them.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo praised the Nigerian Military for their total allegiance to President Bola Tinubu and their continuous vows to continue to safeguard and uphold Nigerian democracy.”
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro further said that there are no justifications for the hardship Nigerians are experiencing with the subsidy removal and the near collapse of the nation’s economy.
According to him, Northern Nigeria is in shock with the way Tinubu’s Presidency is steering the ship of Nigeria and the trepidation of feasible restructuring of the country, the appointment of vibrant Southerner as FCT Minister, and most importantly, key positions to Southwest has thrown the North into confusion and premonition of the future.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo called on President Tinubu to firmly end the hardships Nigerians are encountering and he should be wary of the North.
The group said that pacifying the North now will calm down their nerves, especially through the reopening of the closed borders with the Niger Republic and their restoration of electricity. It added that to continue to ignore the North would be disastrous, as the consequences would affect Tinubu’s progress in tackling insecurity and his chances if there will be a rerun.