Ohanaeze Ndigbo has penned an open letter to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, regrading his presidential ambition. The national publicity secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, on December 13, asked the former governor of Lagos state, Tinubu, to shelve his touted 2023 presidential bid to preserve Nigeria’s corporate existence.In an open letter to Tinubu, he counseled the politician to key into the Igbo presidency in 2023 cause, stressing that posterity would be kind of him if he toed the “path of reason, conscience and equity” on the matter.
Describing the APC leader as a strategic thinker with a formidable frontier spirit, Ogbonnia noted in the document titled: Open Letter to His Excellency, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” that his fear was that Tinubu would be embarking on a political adventure that lacks conscience and principle if he contests for the presidency. His words: “In the past, Ahmed Bola Tinubu would have concerned himself with the cause of the agitation in the South-East and the solution thereof, but because of the obsession to become a president, it does appear that the more turbulent the South-East the better for the Jagaban.
This is morally reprehensible. However, I have my fears that Tinubu is embarking on a political adventure that lacks both conscience and principle.” He warned that the huge social capital and the profiling of Tinubu as the conscience of Nigeria may suffer irreversible damage if he contests the presidency in 2023.
In a related development, a prominent Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu (John Ikechukwu Okafor) has debunked rumours that he is has thrown his weight behind the 2023 presidential of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu. In an Instagram video, Mr. Ibu said he was at the gathering for the endorsement of Tinubu’s presidential bid only on invitation by some of his colleagues who needed his assistance. The comedian said he cannot turn his back on Atiku Abubakar who has done so much for him as a long-time friend.