By Clifford Ndujihe
Some Igbo leaders, yesterday, differed on apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2011 presidential polls.
Among those who spoke on the issue, in a telephone chat, were Second Republic Politician and one of the founders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Guy Ikokwu, former Health Minister, Prof. ABC Nwosu and former NADECO chieftain Chief Ralph Obioha.
In a four-paragraph statement by its President General, Amb. Ralph Uwechue, weekend, Ohanaeze, in endorsing Jonathan, noted that Nigeria became independent on the basis of a tripod – North, West and East, which has metamorphosed into six geo-political zones and opposed power rotation on the basis of North and South. It said power should be rotated among the six geo-political zones with the South-East having it after the South-South, in an unbroken succession.
Asked to comment on the endorsement, Prof. Nwosu, who is backing Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s presidential bid, dissociated himself from the move.