Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has posited that the agitation actions of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, calling for the independence of the Igbo nation is damaging the probabilities of an Igbo individual rising as president within the 2023 election.
Deputy President-Normal, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dimm Uche Okwukwu intimated that Nnamdi Kanu’s sit-at-home order and telling his IPOB members to not vote within the elections is de facto hurting the chance for the southeast to get a presidential candidate.
Okwukwu urged Nnamdi Kanu to lighten his powerful stance on the marginalization of the south east as he defined that his political beliefs don’t augur properly for the Igbos.
He mentioned, “Marginalisation has a approach of manufacturing outcomes and you’ll agree with me that majority of the persons are poor and marginalised.
“If you inform them what they need to hear, these poor marginalized folks will comply with you; however Nnamdi Kanu isn’t getting it proper as a result of he has subscribed to violence as a approach and has not restricted it to Igbo leaders.
“He has attacked Asiwaju in Lagos, Ekweremadu, Rotimi Amaechi; he has threatened to kill Igbo leaders and governors so he not solely attacking outsiders; he’s additionally attacking his Igbo brothers and sisters.
“The purpose I’m making is that we should consciously take Nnamdi Kanu and put him the place he belongs. He’s not an Igbo chief and can’t converse for Ndigbo.
“Igbos don’t subscribe to violence, anarchy, or destruction of lives and properties; that is my argument. Igbos are keen to reside in concord with different tribes in Nigeria.
“Igbos are saying 50 years after the warfare, enable an Igbo man to occupy the Presidency. Jonathan dominated for six years and Nigeria didn’t disappear; Yorubas have been in energy, the North has dominated, now enable the Igbo. Should you give them the presidency will they’ve every other argument tomorrow? Will they are saying Nigeria is marginalizing them? The reply isn’t any as a result of folks will ask they had been within the presidency for eight years what did they do with it.
“Kanu’s agitation will definitely to a big extent have an effect on our probabilities. Nnamdi Kanu’s agitations, pronouncements, actions, omissions and commissions have an effect on us in by some means.
“He’s stopping voters’ registration in Igbo land, he’s asking supporters to destroy their PVC. So, aside from the truth that Nigeria wants us to some extent, they mirror us via Nnamdi Kanu’s actions.