Nwodo under fire over attack on Buhari
Nwodo under fire over attack on Buhari. The Igbo in Nigeria Movement (IMN), a socio-political organization of the Igbos, has questioned a recent statement ascribed to John Nwodo, President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The group in statement by its president, Maxi Ifeanyi Igwe, said Nwodo’s upsurge was unbecoming of an elder statesman, who should serve as a uniting figure.
It reads: “While it is suitable for John Nwodo to support the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently-held general elections, it is, however, inappropriate for him to continue to express his frustrations as that of the generality of the Igbos in Nigeria.
“It is, therefore, our considered opinion that the likes of Nwodo should stop playing the ethnic card that is capable of putting the Igbo nation at war with other ethnicities in Nigeria. What Nigeria needs is healing and not war. This Nwodo should know better.
“While it is common knowledge that many groups including churches, development partners, religious and ethnic associations, have all come out to acknowledge President Muhammadu Buhari over his resounding victory at the polls, the likes of Nwodo instead is reminding President Muhammadu Buhari that the Igbos didn’t vote for him and as such does not deserve any political appointment.