An independent network of Ndi Igbo, One-On-One Nigeria determined to achieve Igbo Presidency by returning president Muhammadu Buhari for second term has reiterated their commitment to achieve their objective through massive awareness campaign to convince Ndi Igbo that four years of president Buhari is better than eight years of any other person.
This was contained in an address by the national leader of One-on-One Nigeria, Chido Obidiegwu during a World Press Conference in honour of president Buhari on his 76th Birthday at NUJ Press Center Awka, on Monday December 17, 2018.
Obidiegwu going through memory lane lamented that Ndi Igbo are still being perceived as outcast by successive military and civilian governments years after the civil war despite the `no victor no vanquished` mantra.
“General Gowon and successive military heads of state – Olusegun Obasanjo and Murtala Mohammed did little to address the anomaly.
“Government Policies of those years were seen to be geared towards furtherance of the strangulation of the Igbos”, he said.
He however thanked Mr President for his wisdom and magnanimity in addressing Igbo’s most pressing needs despite not supporting or voting for him in 2015.
“President Buhari in his magnanimity began serious work on the long abandoned 2nd Niger Bridge, the long abandoned Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Zik`s Mausoleum, Ariaaria Market Independent Power Project, Aba etc. These, among other projects yearned for over 16 years now and could only be realized under President Muhammadu Buhari”, noted Obidiegwu.
“These and other national socio-economic and political interventions have also endeared him to well meaning compatriots, hence the tacit support by One-on-One Nigeria for president Buhari`s 2nd Term and as a vehicle of achieving Igbo Presidency come 2023”, he said.
It would be recall that the group had paid a courtesy call on president Buhari where they intimated him on their plans which he positively acknowledged.