Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide said it has accepted the burden for the loss of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential tickets by the Southeast.
Ohanaeze admitted that the losses were due to a lack of a rallying point, but insisted that all hope is not lost.
“We are calling for a truce and calm, and the blame games should lessen down for we are back on the drawing board in partnership all critical stakeholders in the southeast as it’s not over until it’s over”, a statement signed by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of the organisation, said.
“We share in the traumas and pains of Ndigbo, particularly in the lamentations of the chairman of the Southeast Governors and the Governor of Ebonyi State Engr Dave Umahi.
“When the head is rotten it affects every part of the body, we tender our unreserved apologies to Ndigbo and the southeast Governors led by Governor Dave Umahi, what is expected of everyone is the aggressive mobilization of all Igbo eligible voters in 774 Lgas to register and obtain PVCs, there is a sizable population of Igbos outside and it’s not over yet for Ndigbo”.
“No matter how long we are trended in the wrong direction, Ndigbo should remember that the Messiah might not be in the major political parties, the southeast is still in the contest for 2023.
“There are some options open for the southeast, in the absence of the rotten head, selected special IMEOBI and ELDERS COUNCIL members are now saddled with the duty to navigate NdIgbo through the political stormy weather, the sun will always rise from the East, it’s not over”, the statement added.