Ohanaeze says Tinubu is protector of Igbo people, wishes APC leader speedy recovery
By Aisha Abass
The Pan Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described the All Progressives Congress, (APC) National leader as the protector of Igbo people all over the world.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua and signed by the group’s Deputy President General, Dim Uche Okwukwu said millions of Igbo people see Asiwaju as their protector. He said Igbo people all over the world wish Asiwaju speedy recovery.
“We remember that as governor of Lagos State, he did not discriminate against the Igbo who were equal partners in Lagos. He appointed an Igbo man from Anambra State, Ben Akabueze, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget for eight years, 1999-2007. The import of his gesture was not lost on Igbos all over the world and we are very proud of Asiwaju. Indeed, we call him “Nwanne di na mba,” a brother in foreign land.”
Ohanaeze said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu represents many things to different persons and groups.
“To Nigerians in general, he is one of the authors of this democracy we enjoy today. He put in so much energy as chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, to make sure that Nigeria was returned to democracy in 1999. To Yorubas, he is a home-grown leader. Southern Nigeria sees him as a patriot and foremost unifier,” Ohanaeze said.
The group said further “Ndigbo pray God Almighty grants Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu quick recovery, particularly now that Nigeria is in serious transition. We need him for the unification of the Southern bloc of Nigeria. We need him to mentor the younger generations. Nigerians need Asiwaju to inspire them. We need him to guide us in the right path of democracy. Nigerians want him home in good health.”