The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has urged critical stakeholder in Nigeria to consider a Nigeria president of Southeast extraction in 2023 as a step to building a new Nigeria.
National President of the council, Mr. Igboayaka Igboayaka bemoaned what he described as political fragility of Nigeria which he alleged was at its peak of breaking, as he lamented the scars he said has been inflicted on the nation.
He maintained that “denying a South Eastern aspirant the presidential ticket would inarguably deteriorate the condition of the country into a more piteous sight.”
Igboayaka said “the only remedy is to collectively install South Eastern 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 South East extraction, any mistake will take the wounds of Nigeria into cancer that will laid Nigeria to rest at the end of the year 2022.
“The ultimate price of peace and unity every reasonable Nigerian would pay is to embrace in its totality the Nigeria president of Southeast extraction in 2023.
“Nigeria had been struck with a dangerous pandemic and renowned moral political scientist have discovered the political Vaccine which is Nigeria President of Southeast extraction Vaccine, any conspiracy by powers that be to deny South Eastern APC and PDP tickets will be like the result of rejection of ‘Aburi Accord of 4th/5th January 1967’ by Gen. Gowon.
“Any aspirant that is not from South East 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.” he insisted.
Igboayaka continued that, “it’s on record without debate that South Eastern have made themselves “Land Lords” of the Nigeria project; 2023 president of Nigeria needs that Zone that has property in all the Local Governments in Nigeria.
“Having a South Eastern man in Aso Rock would not only unify the various tribes but also expedite the development and rebuilding of every nook and cranny of the country. It will stand as a symbol of unification, such zone that scattered their properties in all the local government in Nigeria, if president of Nigeria comes from such zone, it will take development and rebuilding of Nigeria to all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria. A South Eastern is that person, and this region stands in a centre to rebuild the crack walls of Nigeria.
“The selfless effort of Southeastern technocrat and politicians in building PDP from G-34, holding strong to it since 22-years is enough sacrifice to collectively relinquish PDP presidential to a southeast aspirant.
“If there’s any reason a southeastern can’t be president of Nigeria in 2023, there shouldn’t be any reason southeast to be party of Nigeria beyond 2023. This is a choice for every Nigerian to make; moral and conventional law should be respected thus allowing Southeast produce the next president of Nigeria.”