Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has slammed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State over his comments on the rotational presidency.
Recall that Bello had described the clamor for the rotational presidency as “unconstitutional.”
He also noted that Nigerians should be allowed to choose the best candidate to emerge for the top post.
Reacting, Ohanaeze, in a statement on Monday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, slammed the Governor, adding that he is “embarking on a political adventure that lacks both conscience and principle.”
Ohanaeze noted that all the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the inner still voice of conscience.
Ohanaeze averred that “Governor Bello was still a student, studying accountancy at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria when an agreement was reached between the North and the South concerning Rotational Presidency.
“It was on this basis that the Southern Governors resolved in the Lagos meeting that the South should produce the next President of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We, therefore, advise Bello that it would serve his interest better if he supported the resolution by his southern colleagues; more so as “he is still young,” the statement said.
The group further enjoined Bello to embrace the ethical functional relationship between the morality of an agreement and the legality of the constitution.