The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it is yet to take any position on 2019 presidential election.
A statement issued yesterday by Chuks Ibegbu, a spokesman for Ohanaeze, said the group “will consult widely among Igbo stakeholders before taking a decision on 2019″.
It reads, “Anybody who is parading himself, claiming that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is supporting him is wasting his time.
“However, Ohanaeze Ndigbo will support candidates that believe in restructuring Nigeria and ready to carry all sections of the country along.”
Ohanaeze lamented that having the least number of states and local governments has consistently made the South-East to have the least quota in recruitments, jobs in civil service, representation in the National Assembly, allocations among others.
It continued, “This is adversely affecting our people and is largely responsible for the agitations in the South-East and major parts of South-South. This shortfall in states and local governments in the South-East is no longer tolerable and must be addressed.”
Ohanaeze also commiserated with the middle-belt over the death of the president of the Middle-Belt Forum, Dr. Bala Takaya, saying his death is a big minus to the struggle for a better Nigeria.
“Ohanaeze leadership will also attend the middle belt summit on restructuring, which holds at Makurdi on June 21,” the statement added.