Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has vowed that the Igbos “will have a rethink” if major political parties fail to cede their 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East.
They told the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) not to deny the region, their desire to succeed President Muhamamdu Buhari in 2023.
Speaking to reporters in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, the Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, warned those plotting against the zone.
“It is our turn. Anybody destabilizing any party because of our interest is making a grave mistake”, Nnabuike warned.
On Governor David Umahi’s defection to the APC, he wondered why the development generated uproar.
The scribe noted that any one has a right to make a decision they consider appropriate.
“We want peace in the South-East region. The opinion of the Governor of Ebonyi State should be respected. He has chosen to go to APC, the stakeholders should allow peace to reign.”
Nnabuike disclosed that Igbo youths have agreed not to be used for political thuggery.
Also, the Ohanaeze Youth group on Friday cautioned the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against justifying the “terrorist tag” on the group.
OYC made the call in response to the recent confessions of IPOB members, who attempted to detonate a dynamite at the church attended by Elder Wike, father of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Though, IPOB had insisted that its members were not involved in the attack, OYC said such an act would be “the incubation of monsters and end of the road for IPOB.”
The group stated this in a statement by its President-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Comrade Obinna Achionye, Deputy President General of OYC, and Mazi okwu Nnabuike, Secretary-General of OYC.
OYC insisted that “it’s never too late for IPOB to rescind this dangerous path of self-destruction and retreat from making reckless statements that will be used as a trap and huge indictment against them and Justifiable reasons for anyone to believe that the terrorist tag on them was genuine.
“With past IPOB’s threats and rantings, it will be difficult for them to exonerate themselves from the alleged Bombing of Wike Father’s church, and the fact that IPOB Suspects Confessed over the alleged terrorist attacks on the Church is a bad omen and IPOB is finished.”