Ohanaeze Gives Reason Why Igbos Didn’t Vote for Tinubu in 2023

Dec 17, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has maintained that there is no rift between the Yoruba and the Igbos in Nigeria
  • He made this assertion during a courtesy visit to the palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu at Iga Iduganran while fighting for the stability and peace of the easterners in Lagos
  • The Ohanaeze president-general hinted that conversations on the separation between Ndigbo and Yoruba is late, noting “we are now inseparable”

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has explained the major reason why the Igbos did not declare support for Asiwaju Bola AHmed Tinubu during the 2023 presidential election.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Tinubu, Lagos monarch, 2023 election
Ohanaeze says Igbo are ready to work with and for Tinubu.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

On Saturday, December 16, during his visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, in his palace, Iwuanyanwu said the Igbo didn’t vote for Tinubu because they were told it was their turn to produce the country’s next president.

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He disclosed further that now, the entire Igbo nation has resolved to support President Tinubu’s-led federal government, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

Iwuanyanwu thereby appealed to the monarch for a renewed relationship between the Igbo and the Yoruba in Lagos state.

Responding, Oba Akiolu urged Igbo in Lagos to play by the rules, Vanguard reported.

The Ohanaeze leader said:

“During the election, we, Igbo didn’t vote for Bola because we were told it was our turn.

“Bola was very good to us when he was governor. He treated Ndigbo very well. During the time of the governorship, Igbo in Lagos came to me, and I told them to support Governor Sanwo Olu.”

“But the President of Nigeria today is Bola Tinubu. Ohanaeze has pledged our loyalty to support our brother because he was gladly nominated by his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). He went for the election and was declared the winner. People went to the tribunal, and the tribunal said Tinubu won. They went to the Supreme Court, and the apex court said he won.”

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo was planning to table key demands before President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Some of the demands included efforts to smoothen the southwest and southeast relationship.

According to a source, the group wanted President Tinubu to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since the days of the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Also, Legit.ng reported earlier that the former director general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, made a strong revelation about the chances of the APC in the 2027 election.

Lukman disclosed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was at risk of losing re-election in the 2027 poll.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, December 13, he dropped the hint of an impending rebellion among the ranks of the party in no distant time from now.

Source: Legit.ng





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