The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has slammed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, saying nemesis has caught up with him.
Speaking in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the group added that Atiku is wasting him in the 2023 presidential race.
Ohanaeze lauded the G5 governors for opposing Atiku's presidential ambition, adding that they are being used by God to punish the former vice president.
“Nemesis has caught up with Atiku Abubakar after he treacherously rounded hijacked some governors in 2015 to provide the opposition for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan and succeeded in forming alliances with then ACN, led by Bola Tinubu, CPC led by Muhammadu Buhari, ANPP led by Ogbonnaya Onu, a faction of APGA led by Rochas Okorocha and the then New PDP, which he led.
“He was able to lead former Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers, former Governor Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano, former Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa against their own party, the PDP.
“Now nature has finally come up against him and he is reaping the reward; let him stop wasting his time and resources.
“Ndigbo commends the G5 Governors led by Governor Wike for their opposition to Atiku Abubakar’s Presidency in the 2023 election.
“Whatever Atiku had sowed in 2015, he is now reaping in 2023. He and the same gang members that destroyed Jonathan’s chances in 2015 have also undermined the PDP zoning formula that favours the Southeast.
"We are also aware of his plan to deny the South-East important positions in government if he wins, but God will not allow him.
“Governor Wike and the G-5 Governors should move on with their historical activities to save the country from imminent danger of the succession of President Buhari by another Northerner.
“Atiku’s Presidency will reinforce the disintegration of Nigeria through separatist agitations in the South and will authorise the activities of Boko Haram insurgents In the North and killer herdsmen.
“These Governors have crafted their names in gold by thwarting the heinous plans to nullify the gentleman’s agreement of rotational Presidency between the North and the South which was the basis for peace and sustainable democracy in Nigeria since 1999.
“As a serial presidential contestant, Atiku should start planning for 2027", Isiguzoro said.
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