The pinnacle socio-political body of the Igbos, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has responded to the announcement made by President Buhari that the political fate of the Igbos lies on the help they provide for his re-run in 2019.

citing that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this in the interest of President Buhari amid the APC super rally for President Buhari in Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday July third.

“2019 will make or mar the aspiration of the Igbo nation. I am calling on the Igbo to make a paradigm shift and think seriously of their position. The presidency of Nigeria is negotiable and can only be done on the position of strength and the strength of the Igbo will be determined by 2019 support for Buhari. The choice is that of the Igbo nation. What happens in 2019 will determine the future of the region and you can bet on the support of Buhari.” Boss said in the speech he read on behalf of President Buhari

Responding to the speech, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu in a talk with Punch, said the political fate of the Igbo was not in Buhari’s grasp, or that of some other individual and that no one should play God to the Igbos.

“The political fate of Ndigbo lies in God and in no man. No one should play God over the political destiny of Ndigbo.” Ibegbu said

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