The South East Revival Group (SERG) has warned Ohanaeze Ndigbo of the consequences of unilateral endorsement of any presidential aspirant without due consultations with South East stakeholders. The SERG in a statement issued in Abuja by its national coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, also assured Ohanaeze leadership that such act would be a futile exercise as Ndigbo are now wiser politically. “Having journeyed along the Nigerian political landscape from the pre- and post-independence elections, the Igbos have not only been used and dumped but also put consistently under socioeconomic disadvantage.
PAUL UWADIMA, “The rest of Nigeria has continued to rob the South East of every opportunity to better the lots of the ordinary people.
“With no serious federal government presence in Igboland beyond airport and tertiary institutions, the socioeconomic life of the average Igbo son or daughter is nothing to write home about.”
He noted that Ndigbo have been accused by other Nigerians of living in disunited political front but insisted that it is time to prove them wrong.
“We have it on good authority that the Ohanaeze leadership is in talks with an aspirant and we warn that any unilateral endorsement of any presidential aspirant or candidate without due consultation with all Igbo stakeholders will be frustrated.
“It is time to end the circle of systematic underdevelopment of the South East. 2019 presidential election shall be used to tell the rest of Nigeria that the Igbos also have stake in the commonwealth of the country”, the SERG noted.
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