Ohanaeze Ndigbo has blasted a member of the southeast, Raymond Dokpesi over his recent statement.
According to Punch News, Raymond Dokpesi had recently stated that it would not be easy or possible for Nigeria to have a southeast president in 2023.
Rather than a southeast president, he said a leader that would be produced by other regions in the south would have to battle with the north in other to become the next president of Nigeria. In his word, Raymond Dokpesi made it known that the country can’ t have a southeast president in 2023.
Due to his statement, a group identified as Ohanaeze Ndigbo has sent a direct message to Raymond Dokpesi over his statement about the southeast presidency.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it was humiliating and disappointing that a member of the southeast zone, Raymond Dokpesi could speak against or condemn the zone which he represents.
Before the response of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Raymond Dokpesi had stated that ” South- East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’ t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. ”
” There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. ”
Less than 2 days after Raymond Dokpesi s statement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo stated that ” We understand the psychological ambivalence in the Dokpesi persona. On the other hand, there is no reason for the condescension and disdain he handed over to the entire south. ”
” According to him, ‘ even I dare say there is no candidate from the south that you put in the north today that will be able to win. ” In another development, Dokpesi recalls his friendship with Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his support for Tinubu’ s presidential ambition. ”
” For the avoidance of doubt, several educated refined patriotic northerners are allergic to the supremacist born to rule entrepreneurs which have created the current Nigerian dilemma. ”
” We are dismayed that Dokpesi could demonstrate this type of duplicity in a matter that is so clearly defined. Dokpesi’ s assumptions are unreflective, weird, and unworthy. ”
” Any person who loves Nigeria should be an advocate of power rotation, especially between the north and south; and those our sons and daughters who lay claim to leadership should not, under any guise, give the impression that the south is a lame- duck, an electoral liability, and therefore must depend on the north to define the political trajectory of the country. ”