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Pan-Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s scathing preview of the forthcoming general elections.
It stated that the political manoeuvrings towards the 2019 presidential election were indications that vindicated Obasanjo’s statement.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the National Publicity Secretary of the body, Uche Achi-Okpagha said: “Every indication testifies to Obasanjo’s vindication. President Obasanjo (as he then was) appointed a South-Easterner, GEJ appointed a northerner, but apparently, owing to his ulterior motives seemingly playing out now, he appointed a northerner as lNEC Chairman.
“The bleeding issues are the latest appointment of Amina Zakari who has been an age long close confidant of Buhari and the callous and blatant move to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The majority fear and alarming opinion are to the fact that the presidency wants to remove the CJN and plant a northerner, as usual, who would play to the political gallery and instruct appointed judges to make electoral decisions favourable to the APC.
“I sincerely identify with Obasanjo in his fears and posit that a four-year-old government should be able to tell Nigerians that ‘l did this and that’ not that ‘l will do this and that.’”