Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday urged the people of the South East geopolitical zone not to fall for the promise that they will produce the president in 2023, describing it as “a grand deceit and evil machination.”
The elder statesman said Igbos stand to benefit by voting out President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
Mr. Obasanjo gave the advice at a meeting of the Coalition of Nigerian Moment in Awka, Anambra State, saying that the Igbo would be the most beneficiary in Buhari’s ouster.
Represented by the South East convener of CNM, Dr. Okey Nwosu, the former president asked the Igbo to work collectively with the CNM towards removing Buhari from office.
He accused the Buhari government of perpetrating “carnage and wanton destruction of lives and property across the country.”
Obasanjo said, “The meeting is a wake-up call for Nd’Igbo to dump APC and collaborate with CNM, which is the best alternative for their rescue from poverty, hunger, recklessness and ethnic cleansing in the hands of the Hausa/Fulani marauders.
“Every Nigerian leader is very much embarrassed with the state of the nation where people are attacked, killed, raped and made refuges in their own homes.
“Political leaders must advocate action against these senseless killings and seek how to design a new democratic action plan to ensure we take care of this conundrum democratically, and say, ‘Enough is enough.’
“If unchecked, these unethical activities will lead to the destruction of the country. It does not augur well for Nigeria’s development.”