An Igbo leader and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Livinus Okwara is sure President Muhammadu Buhari will support Igbo Presidency in 2023 despite losing in the zone.
Okwara, who addressed reporters in Owerri, said President Buhari’s support for the Igbo Presidency was predicated on justice and fairness, and not on conditionality.
He said: “President Buhari is a man who loves justice and will not renege on his support for the Igbo to produce the President in 2023, being the only major tribe that has not done so”.
The party chieftain, however, called on Igbo politicians to form a common front that will transcend party and religious divides ahead of 2023, even as he frowned on the “ignoble” role Ohanaeze played in the build-up to the elections.
He called for the scrapping of Ohanaeze Ndigbo for abandoning its mandate of protecting Igbo interest for partisan politics.
“Ndigbo must form a strong front that will cut across party lines before 2023. We must put away our political and religious differences, and choose an Igbo man that will be accepted across the country. I also support that Ohanaeze Ndigbo should be scrapped since it is no longer serving its purpose and has drifted into partisan politics that will not be in the interest of Ndigbo,” he added.