2023: Stop Planting Seed Of Hate Among Igbos And Yorubas – Ohaneze Tells Tinubu

The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has warned Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, to jettison the plan of planting the seed of discord among Ndigbo and Yorubas.

OYC stated this in a press release signed by the National President, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka

OYC while reacting to the meeting of Sen. Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, with the party caucus of the National Assembly yesterday, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, over his presidential ambition, described it as an attempt to plant the seed of discord between Ndigbo and Yorubas, “who have contributed heavily to the political and economic development of Nigeria.”

It stated that the political differences between Zik and Awolowo were corrected in 1999 when a southeast presidential aspirant and candidate, Dr Alex Ekwueme and Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made a heavy sacrifice on the atonement of ill-political treatment against the Yorubas in 1993 when Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) annulled the election of Chief MKO Abiola.

“We can’t allow a grandfather like Bola Tinubu to plant the seed of hatred, discord political inequality among the new generation of Ndigbo and Yoruba nation. It’s obvious that Bola Tinubu’s presidential project if allowed will put a perpetual discord among the southeast and southwest region, therefore our peaceful coexistence among the two regions is more vital and everlasting than Bola Tinubu’s political interest.

“It’s illogical and unreasonable to allow a grandfather after he must have left the earth, what he planted would continue to grow hate, crises and keep hurting Ndigbo and Yorubas.

“Bola Tinubu’s presidential project is a historical error we must avoid, his presidential ambition will bring negative remote effect to the present and future generations of Ndigbo and Yorubas,” the group said.

“Bola Tinubu ought to without delay become a political hero and father, whose name will not be erased from the political history of Nigeria if he reasonably quits his presidential ambition and supports one presidential aspirant from the southeast in the All Progressives Congress, APC.”

“The southwest between 1999 to 2023 served as the President of Nigeria for eight years and subsequently Vice president for another eight years making it a total of Sixteen years of Presidency. It’s, therefore, morally evil for Bola Tinubu to consider himself qualified to run for the 2023 presidency.

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“At this time Sen. Bola Tinubu has the opportunity to become a hero or a villain. If he still chooses to run, he is making himself a villain before the present and new generation of Igbo and Yoruba extraction,” it added.


Ohanaeze Ndigbo Seeks Arewa Forum’s Support For 2023 Presidential Bid

The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze and leader of the Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction in 2023, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, made the appeal when he led a delegation of Igbos on a courtesy visit to the President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima in Kaduna State.

Isiguzoro reiterated that the Igbos are in total support of a united and indivisible Nigeria contrary to the calls for secession by IPOB, describing the north as a deciding factor on who becomes President of the country next year.

“We know that the North with their population and the vast majority will always play the role of a kingmaker, being a deciding factor in 2023 presidency. We feel that the best thing to do is to migrate from the other side of the world and interphase with the real people who are holding the masses,” he said.

The President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima receives the leader of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo delegation, Okechukwu Isiguzoro in Kaduna State on January 17, 2021.


“What happened to the relationship between Nnamdi Azikiwe and Tafawa Balewa? What happened to the existing relationship between the North and the East? Where did we get it wrong, what transpired?

“Is it because one person somewhere decides to paint Igbos as if we are Biafrans? No, we believe in one Nigeria. The vast majority population of Igbos are residing in 19 northern states. We have about N2.3 trillion worth of investments of Igbos in Northern Nigeria.

“And by so doing, we said no. The best thing we have to do is to ensure that we reach out to the fulcrum of the society, the people’s general, Yerima Shettima to dialogue on the way forward with regards to 2023.”

He also said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has mapped out resources to support any of the presidential candidates of Igbo extraction from the two major political parties, adding that Nigerians should have no doubt or fear to trust an Igbo man with power.

Responding, the president of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, described the visit as a welcome development, even as he condemned the violent approach which IPOB adopted to call for secession.

He, however, kicked against the zoning of the presidency to a particular region, pointing out that the contest should be thrown open for only the competent candidate to emerge.

“You can’t deprive people of asking for what they want and you can’t stop them from demanding for what they think, it is their right. But it is either we meet and discuss the issues and agree in principle or we will discuss it over and over,” he said.

“Whether it is going to go your way or my way, we still need each other. The most important thing is that you come and this your coming has really mended little or major aspect of what we felt in the northern part of the country.

“Politics is about negotiation, it is about meeting people to discuss and lobby. You don’t just seat down in your little enclave and make noise. Some of us that are here don’t know what sit-at-home means. We are in the northern part of the country, it does not affect us.

“It affects your economy directly or indirectly. But for us, we are comfortable because you cannot declare sit-at-home in the northern part of the country, and we have said it over time.”

Again, FG Files Amended Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu

The Nigerian Government has again filed amended charges against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The amended 15-count charge bordering on acts of terrorism was filed on Friday last week at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Channels Television got a copy of the charge sheet on Monday. It was signed by the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, MB Abubakar, on behalf of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami.

Count One of the charge read, “That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afatanukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State sometimes in 2021 being a member and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a proscribed Organisation, did commit an act in furtherance of an act of Terrorism against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the People of Nigeria by making a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to intimidate the population and you threatened that people will die, the whole world will stand still and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.”

“That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afatanukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on diverse dates between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulisiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, a Radio Transmitter known as Tram 50L concealed in a container of used household items which you declared as used household items, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 47(2)(a) of Criminal Code Act, Cap, C45 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004,” another count read.

President Muhammadu Buhari exchanges pleasantries with respected leaders from the South East at the State House in Abuja on November 19, 2021.

Difficult Demand

In October last year, the government had filed an amended seven-count against the detained IPOB leader, charges which bordered on treasonable felony and his alleged involvement in acts of terrorism at the same court.

Justice Binta Nyako, who was to preside over the case, later fixed Tuesday (January 18), to hear some pending applications, including the one Kanu filed to be discharged and acquitted.

Barely a day to the scheduled commencement of the accelerated hearing, the government, in the amended process it filed before the court, increased the counts in the previous charge it preferred against the detained IPOB leader.

Kanu initially faces a seven-count treasonable felony charge will now enter his fresh plea to a 15-count amended charge.

He was first arrested in 2015 on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms, and improper importation of goods, among others

The IPOB leader, who was initially detained and arraigned in court, fled the country in 2017 after he was granted bail for medical reasons. Although he was later sighted in Israel, he was intercepted in June 2021 and repatriated to Nigeria – about four years since he jumped bail.

Amid the calls for his release by some prominent individuals and groups in the South East, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted a group of leaders from the region under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats.

At the meeting held in November last year, the President promised to consider the request for Kanu’s release, although he said it was “an extremely difficult demand”.

The group had pleaded for a political, rather than military solution to the crisis in the region and promised to call Kanu and order agitators in the South East to order.

Barely two months after the meeting, President Buhari, in an exclusive interview with Channels Television, stated that the IPOB leader should answer for his actions over the years, especially while he was out of the country.

Ngige: Igbo Presidency Will Bury The Ghosts Of Civil War Permanently –

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has endorsed the quest by the South East geopolitical zone to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023.

He said if Nigerians make an Igbo man president, it would help to permanently heal the wounds of the civil war and end all agitations for Biafra republic.

Young people in the South East and parts of South South, who are dissatisfied with the way the country is being run, especially the alleged marginalisation of Igbo, have been agitating for the restoration of the defunct Biafra.

In the South West, separatist groups, led by Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, are also agitating for the creation of Oduduwa Republic for the Yoruba people.

The minister, in an interview on Channels TV monitored by Airviews correspondent supported the rotation of the presidency to the South.

“If Nigerians of all shades of opinion in all the political parties agree to send down the presidency in both parties to the South East, you would have buried the ghosts of the civil war permanently. You would have buried all the separatist agitations permanently; you would have buried all the sins of ‘oh no appointments, these and that’ permanently. Everything will begin to rest.”

Ngige, however, said rotating the presidency to the South was a sensitive one considering the issues surrounding it.

“Why do I say so? I say so because we have a constitution of Nigeria which does not have the issue of zoning and rotation entrenched in it.

“But that same constitution, in section 14 talks about federal character and that in any establishment of government, there must be semblance of everybody participating so that there would not be any perception of monopoly of functions of the office there or the powers there by any section of the country.

“So, that area of the constitution, if you extrapolate it, it is talking about rotation. If you extrapolate it, it is talking about zoning, states to be represented in government or any government institution.

“That is why some political parties like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now have zoning and rotation. In the APC, we don’t have rotation entrenched there. But by mutual agreement, we’re doing zoning.

“We zoned the offices in the party. That’s why whenever you have the chairman coming from the North, the secretary will be South and vice versa. These are the two effective offices or power in any political party.

“It means you have accepted the zoning of the country. That’s how our party constitution is. I am one of the 13 wisemen and women that drafted the APC constitution.

“We carried our knowledge from our parties: the PDP, Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and even some portions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and fused them to build our constitution. And we did agree as gentlemen that our president, to start with, will come from the North and the party chairman from the South.

“So, that’s why I tell you it is a tricky situation because there must be a discussion,” he said.

Enugu: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Vows To Expose Trouble Makers

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to expose those plotting to destabilise the peace in Enugu State.

The warning came on the heels of a group led by one Obozoba, who claimed he was coming to lead a one million-man march in Enugu to demand Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s scorecard.

In a statement, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Okwu Nnabuike, said he had cautioned about the activities of fifth columnists that were uncomfortable with Ugwuanyi’s good rating ahead of the 2023 elections.

Okwu said it was baseless for any right thinking and honest person to say there was lack of good governance in Enugu State when all indicators and statistics showed otherwise.

He said hiding under a non-existing alias, ‘Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly’ was part of the game plan by politicians who feel so threatened by Ugwuanyi’s rising profile.

“We read with consternation the report in a section of the media credited to one faceless person, who goes by the name Obizoba and who claims to be the director general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide.

“Our first thought was to ignore the faceless report, but we had to respond so as not to allow it to have credence in the minds of some gullible and uninformed members of the public.

“Apart from the fact that there is no such group in Igbo land, all the claims made in the said statement are false narratives. Contrary to the baseless claims, Enugu State has remained one of the safest states in the country, even in the face of the current unrest in the South East and this is as a result of the quality leadership being provided by Governor Ugwuanyi.

“It is also not in doubt that no governor, since the history of Enugu State, has put up the number of quality infrastructure at the rural communities compared to what Ugwuanyi has done.

“Good governance is not measured by bogus projects but accountability, transparency, human-oriented infrastructure projects, welfarism, among others, and the governor has since scored above average on all these areas as has been attested by credible organisations and agencies.

“It, therefore, beats our imagination that some faceless groups would come up with claims against the governor. As we said earlier, this is all part of the 2023 game. But we warn that those behind this game should tread with caution. We know them already and we are going to expose them soon, together with their pay masters.

“The Enugu people are treasuring a peaceful state and we will not fold our hands to allow some selfish people to truncate the peace in the name of selfish politics. It is only God that gives power, it is only God that knows who will live till 2023; for that reason, people should stop playing God just to demonise their perceived political opponents.”

Tension and Fear in the Southeast as IPOB Sit-at-Home Order begin.

IPOB had announced the sit-at-home order as a measure to push for the release of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu is currently cooling his heels in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, following his rearrest and repatriation from an African country suspected to be Kenya.

The IPOB leader was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria for calling for Nigeria’s disintegration and restoration of Biafra.

His rearrest and repatriation to Nigeria has been a subject of intense argument as his followers believed that he was abducted and subjected to extraordinary rendition from Kenya.

Amid his continued detention, IPOB had vowed to shut down the whole of Southeast every Monday until Kanu is released.

But, Kanu’s brother, Kanunta had announced the suspension of the sit-at-home order due to students in the Southeast participating in the National Examination Council, NECO, examination for senior secondary schools.

He had said a new date for the protest would be communicated later.

However, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful urged Nigerians to disregard the remark by Kanunta.

Powerful warned people of the Southeast against flouting the directive

Frowning at the order, the Anambra State Police Command had vowed to tackle IPOB members who threatened people of the state to comply with the order.

State police commissioner, CP Chris Awolabi who spoke to news reporters that his men are working underground to thwart the order.

“If you are in Anambra, you will know what we have been doing. IPOB is a proscribed group, what do you want me to say about them? We are working.

“I do not believe in coming to the media to do my work, but if you are in Anambra, you would have seen what we are doing. We are working on that,” Awolabi said.

Also, the Anambra State Government had warned civil servants in the state against complying with the order.

The state government had warned that civil servants would not be paid their August salary, if they obeyed the sit-at-home directive.

On his part, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State cautioned IPOB against destabilizing the economy, progress, and peace of the state and Southeast.

Umahi ordered security agencies to protect the citizens from any form of molestation.

However, popular rights activist, Deji Adeyanju commended IPOB for the move.

Adeyanju noted that boycotts are one of the effective ways of protest, stressing that Martin Luther King used such measures during their time.

“I commend IPOB for the sit at home order for tomorrow as a protest to demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. Boycott is one of the most effective ways of protest. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement used this means effectively.

“If IPOB goes on the street to protest peacefully, the Army will kill them. They want to sit at home and protest, some of you are still talking rubbish. Are you people mad in this country?,” Adeyanju tweeted.

BREAKING: IPOB Suspends Sit-at-Home Order

IPOB stated that a new date for the commencement of the sit-at-home order would be announced later.

The pro-Biafra group had a penultimate week, in what appeared to be in solidarity with its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, ordered for sit-at-home that would be observed every Monday throughout Igbo land, starting from August 9, until the IPOB leader is released.

‘Allowing the sit-at-home to go ahead as earlier announced, in the face of the NECO Exam would amount to assisting enemies of Biafra to inflict more injuries on her children.

The statement further explained that the sit-at-home order has not been cancelled, but only suspended for the sake of Biafra students taking this year’s NECO examination and called on IPOB members to await further directives.

“As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression from her enemies, we realized that it would amount to assisting the said enemies to inflict more harm on our children if we do not suspend the sit-at-home order to allow Biafra students to take their exams”

Ndị Nigerị enweghị ike ịmepụta onye ọ bụla nwere ike ịchịkwa mba ahụ ma e wezụga Buhari, ka Kenneth Okonkwo kwuru

Onye a maara aha ya bụ Nolly, bụ Kenneth Okonkwo, nke a maara dị ka Andy na-esote ọrụ ya na film ogologo oge dị na Living in Bondage, ihe nkiri ahụ mụrụ ụmụ Nollywood, bụ ndị na-ezube ịlụ ọgụ maka nhoputa ndi nchịkwa gọọmenti Enugu.

kwuru na President Buhari hụrụ ndị Igbo n’anya na ọ nwere ikike ịme ka mba ahụ dị ike.


Mgbe ọ na-agwa otu òtù ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị okwu, Andy na-ekwupụta na ya na President Buhari gọọmenti na-enwe afọ ojuju na-agba ume ka ndị isi na-akwado ọchịchị ọchịchị ugbu a.


O kwukwara na Buhari kwesiri ibu ndi ndu nke mba a, na oburu na President Muhammadu Buhari abughi ndi ozo kwesiri idu mba ahu.

Dị ka Andy si kwuo, o kwuru na ọ na-esote ochichi nke Muhammadu Buhari, na-eche banyere ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị ya

ọ bụ onye nnochite anya nke gọọmenti ọma, ọ na-ekwu na ya mere ezi ochichi, o meghachikwara

megide ndị ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị nke si n’otu otu gaa na nke ọzọ, ọ kpọrọ ha ndị na-eme ihe ike ike, na ọ bụrụ na ị kpacharaghị anya, ha ga-ewepụta onwe gị ma tinye ya n’onwe ha.

O kwuru na onye ọ bụla chọrọ ịbịa ike ga-enweta ike n’ihi na ọ na-ezube ịchịkwa mba ahụ, ọ bụghị maka ịchọ ọdịmma onwe ya nanị ma ọ bụ ihe ọ na – enweta, ọchịchị dị mma abụghị asọmpi na – ewu ewu, ma na – emetụ ndụ ọha na eze .

Andy, na-ekwu na o nweghi onye mgbaghara, na ọ bụ onye isi votu bụ Muhammadu Buhari dịka onye ọ họọrọ, ọ bụghị n’ihi onye ya, mana n’ihi ọchịchị ọma ya, o kwuru.