Tinubu’s portrait will hang in Ohanaeze secretariat despite their rejection – Onoh
The spokesperson of Bola Tinubu in the South East, Dr. Josef Onoh, has told Ohanaeze Ndigbo that the president-elect’s portrait will be hung on the wall of its national secretariat before the close of work on May 29, 2023.
Onoh also said that he was certain the apex Igbo socio-cultural group will tender an unreserved apology to Tinubu and recant its statement rejecting the election of the APC candidate.
He further asked security agencies to immediately arrest Ohanaeze’s spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, for publicly adjudicating on a matter before the court and proffering legal opinion on the matter.
Ogbonnia had in an interview said that the Igbo have rejected Tinubu as president-elect, adding that the former Lagos governor will not be sworn-in on May 29, while he promoted Peter Obi of the Labour Party as the rightful winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Irked by Ohanaeze’s rebellion against his principal, Onoh said that Tinubu does not need Ohanaeze’s congratulations and dared the group not to hang Tinubu’s portrait in its office after Tinubu is sworn in on May 29.
“I will personally walk into the Ohanaeze Secretariat in Enugu to gladly see Asiwaju’s portrait on their wall. So the joke is on them and not on us. It’s unfortunate that they have reduced the revered Ohanaeze Ndigbo to a kindergarten organization, made it to lose relevance, and has become a national embarrassment,” Onoh flared.
“We are not seeking for any congratulatory message from Ohanaeze Ndigbo, but by May 29 they will be sending an apology letter. I’m asking the DSS to invite Alex Ogbonnia for questioning and also explain himself for making himself a Judge in deciding a matter that is already subjudice.
He added: “Clearly this is an organisation that just recently was clandestinely seeking for the office of the Senate president to be zoned to the south east from same president-elect, Bola Tinubu, whom they now claim they don’t recognise as their president-elect.
“Their current position has gone a long way to validate my position that the Senate presidency shouldn’t be zoned to the south east because Ohanaeze that promoted politics of divide and ethnicity will use such exalted position to continue to divide Nigeria between ethnic lines.
“The same characters promoted IPOB, failed to caution them when things started getting out of hand and went ahead to betray same Mazi Nnamdi Kanu they were singing his praises,” claimed Onoh.
“When those saddled with vital foundational and social responsibility of guidance in a given society fail to live up to their responsibilities as guardians and custodians of values and culture, the government is not to be blamed.
“Irresponsible children are not born but created by wrong and failed parenting and parental values. It is clear the so called Ohanaeze has failed, if you doubt me go and verify,” Onoh challenged.