The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has claimed that the Northern region conspired against the South at the just concluded PDP Presidential primary election.
Before Atiku’s emergence, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State had stepped down for Atiku and asked his supporters to vote for the former vice president.
Reacting to the development, Ohanaeze spokesman, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, said the Igbo group was not happy with the Northern conspiracy against the South-East.
Ogbonnia stated that the South lost the PDP Presidential ticket because all the aspirants from the region failed to support a South East aspirant to emerge as the party’s flagbearer.
He opined that the Northern aspirants were united and purposeful while the Southern hopefuls were disorganised and uncoordinated.
The Ohanaeze spokesman also claimed that the North through the instrumentality of the National Assembly had finally skewed the presidency to itself.
He told The Punch, “Ohanaeze is not happy about the conspiracy against the South and South-East in particular. Southern people that are struggling for the presidency they will not get especially when they can’t read the handwriting on the wall.
“You know the North has conspired against the South and the South should understand it. Instead of all the South-South and South-West giving validity and support to the South-East, they have been very busy struggling for it, therefore disarticulating themselves. So, where the North is united, the South is disarticulated.”