Below is a Press Statement from Ohanaeze Ndigbo signed by its Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu;
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership hereby warn hoodlums in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria molesting or attacking innocent Igbos to desist from such acts in their own interest and to avoid burning Nigeria.
Voters from all parts of Nigeria voted for all the Presidential candidates according to their disposition and conviction. Some Hausa-Fulanis voted to Buhari as others voted for Atiku or other candidates. Some Yorubas voted for Atiku as some others voted for Buhari and others.
Some Igbos voted for Buhari as some others voted for Atiku. Some middle beltans and Niger Deltans also voted for different candidates of their choice. Why then the selected attacks on innocent Igbos in Lagos for voting for candidates of their choice.
This selective attack on innocent Igbos at any flimsy reason can no longer be tolerated and may attract vehement reprisals if not
checkmated. We have lost a lot of innocent blood of our people for this nation and cannot afford to loose more for any reason at all. We warn those sponsoring these hoodlums to beware as they also will not go free when the tiger is woken up. Enough is enough.
Let all Nigerians exercise their political franchise unmolested by anybody. Finally, Ohanaeze leadership would soon meet to x-ray the last elections and its outcome. Meanwhile, we call on Ndigbo all over the country to go out en masse and vote for candidates of their choice in the March 9th gubernatorial and state houses of Assembly elections.
They should vote for only those that would have a positive impact on their lives wherever they may be or reside.”