No Regrets For Not Supporting Buhari – Ohaneze

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, said yesterday, that it had no regrets not supporting the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who won the March 28, 2015 presidential poll.

In an interview in Awka, the national treasurer of the group, Chief Damian Ogene, said the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation supported President Goodluck Jonathan because of what he described as Buhari’s negative antecedents to Ndigbo.

The group, he said, rejected Buhari during the presidential poll, to remind him of the injustices perpetrated against Igbo during his earlier tenure as military Head of State.

However, Ogene said that since God had given Buhari an opportunity to be a democratic President of Nigeria, he should strive to right his earlier wrongs.

“We are ready to co-operate with him and to believe in his administration in the hope that he will, this time, address the injustices meted out to us since after the Nigerian civil war,” he said.

Ogene also advised Buhari to deal only with the core people in Igbo land, rather than with the money-bags that were out of touch with Igbo nation and the masses.

“These billionaires have been using their oil money to block government from reaching the people at the grassroots level.

“He should liaise with people-oriented organisations like Anambra Association of Town Unions, ASATU, rather than with intermediaries,” he said.

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