By Princely Onyenwe, Abuja
The Apex socio-cultural youth body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ohanaeze Youth Council, (OYC), has warned that the perceived ongoing ploy by the Nigerian government to deprive the Southeast region of what is duly their right may sink the foundation of Nigeria’s existence as gathered by 9News Nigeria.
According to the national President of the Council, Comrd. Igboayaka O Igboayaka , It does not make sense that northern political profiteers are indirectly behind the South-South and Southwest aspirants while they still hold tight their ambition to retain power beyond 2023.
“This plot is a mare divide and rule strategy of the North so they can retain Power, but this will surely sink Nigeria if they fail to put their desperation in check”
Comr. Igboayaka, while reacting to the said political antics at Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja on Tuesday 17th 2022 where the group met with Igbo politicians and influencers maintained that any Southeast politician that succumbs to this conspiracy to support the North in this conspiracy theory will be denied a voice among the Igbos. Such a person no matter how highly placed in Nigeria will suffer the potency of the elders rain of curses. We hereby warn those obvious saboteurs to refrain from their actions”.
The obvious reality from all quarters in the South East suggest that it’s either 2023 Presidency or the agitation for an independent state of Biafra will be embraced by those who are yet to join the movement. It will be a conviction that Igbos are not wanted in Nigeria and that is why 2023 is a TRAP to Nigeria Government and our foreign friends are watching with keen interest.”
Comr. Igboayaka called on the British government to as a matter of seriousness remind the Nigerian government that the idea of setting up the Henry Willink’s commission in 1958 was to include all parts of Nigeria in the affairs of Nigeria and also focus more on equitable distribution of resources and political positions. This was the very idea which encouraged the establishment of the Federal Character Commission.
Continuing, he said Nigeria is presently a glass house considering it’s protracted challenges and those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stone using the 2023 Presidency as catalyst. The Nigerian federation is living in a glass house. The youths of Southeast who constitute the new generation are passionately using this medium to address the issues of inequality in Nigeria.
Comr. Igboayaka reiterated that “the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is an avoidable “TRAP”. But if Southeast is denied APC and PDP presidential tickets, the rest will be history to the political survival of Nigeria.
The Council stated that her optimism is that the senator Alhmed Lawal’s presidential ambition is a “Dummy” sold out to test Southeast politicians and presidential aspirants to unveil their real characters and seriousness to enable APC make a right choice from South-East for a reliable candidate in 2023 president election.
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