Ohanaeze chief congratulates Buhari
The secretary-general of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Thursday congratulated President Mohammadu Buhari on his re-election.
Addressing a press conference in Enugu, Secretary general of the Ohanaeze, Uche Okwukwu also called on Nigerians not to heat up the polity through unguarded utterances and actions about the elections.
He also called on the International community to accept the verdict from the election as the will of the people, stressing that the “election was free and fair”.
“Ndigbo are deeply happy that Mr President secured more votes in Igbo land than he got in 2015,” he said.
Okwukwu apologized on behalf of Ndigbo to president Buhari for what he described as “hurried and wrong decision to adopt Atiku Abubakar as midwifed by Nnia Nwodo.”
“Nwodo has misled Ndigbo. It is expected that before he takes a decision of that magnitude over Atiku,” Okwukwu said.
“He should have gotten his facts right. The overwhelming votes President Buhari got indicated that he simply hurried over the endorsement for his selfish interest,” he said.
Okwukwu insisted that since the nation was confronted with two Hausa-Fulanis in an election of that magnitude, the proper thing would be to consider the candidate that already was in power since he would be serving out his tenure.
Okwukwu said that Igbo leaders would next week visit to congratulate the president and present to him Igbo charter of demand.