The youth wing of apex Igbo socio- cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has sent a warning message to the major political parties ahead of the 2023 presidential election in the country. The Igbo youths made it clear that the People’ s Democratic Party, as well as the All Progressive Congress needs to make favourable decisions when choosing their representative for 2023 presidential election. The group made it clear that no fewer than 30 million Igbo youths would vent their anger if the People’ s Democratic Party and All Progressive Congress fail to choose a representative from the South- East.
Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, pointed out that the parties need to be mindful of the consequences of not choosing a southeastern aspirant for the 2023 presidential election. The group stated that the situation of things in the South- East would get worse if the political parties fail to give southeastern aspirant the presidential ticket in 2023.
We all know the state of insecurity in the South- East is challenging at the moment. However, it is believed that things could even get worse if the major parties fail to give a southeastern aspirant the opportunity to lead the country. Producing a president from the South- East would definitely put an end to the recent agitation by some segment of the region who believe separation is the only way for a better Nigeria.
The statement read, ” The only remedy is to collectively install Southeastern person as the next president of Nigeria. There is bruises and wounds all over Nigeria, the only balm to heal the wounds is by APC and PDP giving their president ticket in 2022 to any aspirant of Southeast extraction, any mistake will take the wounds of Nigeria into cancer that will laid Nigeria to rest at the end of the year 2022. ”
Any aspirant that is not from Southeast aspiring to pick APC or PDP presidential ticket in 2022 is like someone removing the roof of his building and expects not to be drenched when the rains come. It may be a constitutional right of any aspirant to vie for the president of Nigeria in 2023, but it’ s a moral and conventional right of Southeast to produce the next president of Nigeria, Igboayaka insisted” .