According to a faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a Northern president in 2023 will only promote Oduduwa and Biafra country claims.
The group’s secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said in a statement that the Northern governors are being selfish in their pursuit of the presidency in 2023.
The statement reads: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide maintains that attempts to jettison the rotational presidency in 2023, and the North insisting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari will be unfavourable and weakens the unity and stability in the country as it will favour the declarations of Oduduwa and Biafra nations by 2024.
”Northern Governors’ miscalculation on 2023 and meandering on blind excitements of opposing the position of southern Governors’ standpoints has put the Northern Governors as exponents of Nigeria’s breakup.
“If another Northerner succeeds President Buhari in 2023, he/she might not be able to superintend over the affairs of the country as Nigeria might face brutal challenges from secessionist groups with full backing from ethnic groups as a result of a revolt against the injustice in the South and excesses of the North.
“Ndigbo may join with IPOB, to declare for Biafra restoration in the event of any conspiracy against the 2023 Igbo Presidency.
“Northern Governors should apologise to Nigerians for these subversive and provocative responses to 2023 Southern Presidency or face the consequences of being unable to read the mood of the nation which favours a southern presidency from the Igbo bloc.”