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Tinubu, Protector Of Igbos, Needed To Guide Nigerians – Ohanaeze Claims

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been dubbed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-political organization, as the guardian of people in the Southeast who is needed to lead Nigerians down the proper path of democracy.

Dimm Uche Okwukwu, Ohanaeze’s Deputy Secretary-General, recalled Tinubu as a fair leader who nominated Igbos to his cabinet during his tenure as Governor of Lagos State.

Okwukwu claimed Tinubu is essential for the Southern bloc’s cohesion in a statement he signed and forwarded to DAILY POST on Tuesday.

Okwukwu also wished APC National Leader Atiku Abubakar a speedy recovery.

He 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.

“Igbo people see Asiwaju as their protector. We remember that as governor of Lagos State, 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.

“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.”

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