Ohanaeze supports Obasanjo’s position in letter

Ohanaeze supports Obasanjo’s position in letter

The apex pan socio-cultural Igbo group, Ohanaeze has stated that it is in support of the opinions outlined by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his latest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo also said the group is also worried over concerns raised by the former president over the insecurity situation in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by Emeka Attama, the media adviser to the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, which called for an emergency insecurity summit over Nigeria’s security challenges.

Attama warned that failure to convene the discourse on the way out of Nigeria’s insecurity quagmire will still spell doom for the country.

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He said: “Ohanaeze’s reaction is that this (Obasanjo’s letter) is in tandem with the views canvassed by its President-General in a recent press release— a strident call for the convening of a national discourse on the way forward in the present security debacle.

“This is the only step that can assuage the current situation. It requires urgent action. We endorse his position absolutely. The sooner the better as things are really getting out of hand. Delay could spell doom for the country.”

Meanwhile, the leader of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Tanko Yakasai, had said that there is nothing patriotic about Obasanjo’s letter.

Yakasai said writing unpatriotic letters is a peculiar attitude of former president Obasanjo who he described as selfish.

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