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Buhari reacts to the split within Ohanaeze group over endorsement of Atiku Abubakar

PMB said that the moment the so-called resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking him to disregard it as it was without any substance. 

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Atiku Abubakar and Buhari in photo.

Buhari, incumbent president of Nigeria has reacted to the split within Ohaneze, an Igbo social-cultural group over Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement.

You can recall that PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar visited the Ohanaeze ndi-igbo in Enugu, where the group pledge support during elections in 2019. Atiku also visited Professor Ben Nwabueze, where he passionately hugged the renowed professor.

 

Buhari reacts to the split within Ohanaeze group over endorsement of Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar hugging professor Ben Nwabueze

This may have brought about the split within the group, where one side is in favor of Atiku and the other in favor of Buhari.

Buhari on the other hand, got calls from reputable southeastern leaders, saying that the resolution “without any substance”.

In a tweet posted by Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, Buhari was not surprised by split in the Ohaneze group over Atiku’s endorsement.

The tweet reads.

President@ MBuhari has said that the split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group over its reported endorsement of Alhaji @atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party, did not surprise him.

Speaking at a meeting with a select group of South-east leaders on Friday, at the State House, Abuja, PMB said that the moment the so-called resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking him to disregard it as it was without any substance. According to him, “From that moment, I knew that the resolution would not stand, and alas, there it was”.
President Buhari said that his party, the All Progressives Congress, got it right from the very beginning that the major problems facing the country were mainly on security, corruption and the economy.
President Buhari said that his party, the All Progressives Congress, got it right from the very beginning that the major problems facing the country were mainly on security, corruption and the economy.

“We have done so much. Given the chance, we will do more. Given every chance, we will tell Nigerians where we were in 2015 and what we have achieved up to now.

“We will not get tired of speaking about the golden opportunity Nigeria lost during 16 years of the PDP. We earned money, which we didn’t use,” he said.

“The state of infrastructure we inherited was terrible – no roads, the railway was killed and power. They lacked conscience because anybody with conscience will not do what they did. We will report them to Nigerians. Let anybody lead this country but not the PDP. They were so reckless with the resources of the country,” the President said.

“If you ruin the economy, send your children abroad to get education, won’t they come back?” he asked, adding: “I said it 30 years ago that this is the only country we have. We must stay here and salvage it together.”

The leaders of the delegation, Engr. Emeka Ekwuosa and the Nat’l Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, informed President Buhari that the Igbos and South-easterners generally understand the good things he is doing for Nigeria. Which they said, had unfortunately been misunderstood. They promised to mobilise support for him in the south-east, saying that his re-election will be a national consensus.

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