Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lashed out at Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State over his stance on the Nigeria President of Igbo extraction in 2023.
It will be recalled that the Governor had said that Igbo presidency project in 2023 was not the interest of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The group sees his statement sees his outburst as that of a traitor and cautioned that it would attract huge repercussions.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary-General of the Igbo group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
According to him, Uzodinma’s stand was the height of absurdity and lunacy,.
He added that no matter the sycophantic allegiance Uzodinma owes his political emperors, he should learn from chronological antecedents of those Igbos that stood against the genuine interests of Ndigbo in the past and the repercussions that came with it..
He noted that Ndigbo never mandated Governor Hope Uzodinma to speak on behalf of the Southeast with regards to the 2023 Presidency.
He said: “Uzodinma’s standpoints on 2023 Igbo Presidency is his myopic and personal views not that of Ndi-Imo or Ndigbo at large. He should be ignored, as he is suffering from verbal diarrhea and lacks the locu standi to speak on behalf of the collective bargaining and aspirations of Ndigbo.
“Governor Uzodinma cunningly changed positions of 2023 Igbo Presidency to 2027, when he hoped to be ready for his already dead presidential ambition.
“Our suspicions have been reinforced by the desperate activities to exclude Imo State from being part of the southern Governors resolutions, especially on VAT, Southern Presidency and the signing of anti open-grazing laws.
“Ndigbo are bewildered and we ask- can anything good come out of Governor Hope Uzodinma that will make our people happy except for sounds of fury, deaths, and misery of hopelessness that had encircled Imo State.”
He warned that hazards would befall Uzodinma if he continues to pursuit the ‘fifth columnists’ agenda.
“We are still praying for the good personality of Uzodinma to be resurrected once again, as we suspect that his political Emperors are hypnotizing him like they used Chief Femi Fani Kayode to destroy and mastermind the the problems of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.,” he added.