The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has claimed that two Igbo governors, senators, and some other government officials are to join APC.
This according to the group is part of the Igbos strategy to clinch the 2023 Presidency ticket.
This it made known in a press statement made available to Lanre News by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. Signed by its President General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
The statement reads in part, “We are sure that with two APC Governors from the South East, it will strengthen our collective bargain for a Nigerian President of Igbo stock 2023 in both PDP and APC, and Urge Igbos to use”
The statement in full;
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed that Igbos so far, based on political antecedents and activities, are traditionally PDP and APGA for almost two decades of Democracy in Nigeria.
Amidst it, Imo State for about 8 years of Okorocha’s tenure, which started with APGA and ended up in APC, now Imo State is back again in PDP, shutting out APC from the South East
The party is not dead as most of the political leaders in the South East including Governors and senators are enjoying cordial relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari irrespective of party affiliations.
OYC commend our leaders for rising above the board and hunoured the presidency without forgeting the dividends of Democracy for the South East.
(2) Igbo Youths observed that in other to have an edge over other Southern Zones for the 2023 Presidency ticket, we insists that at least two South-East Governors or state should decamp to APC
And already, talks had begun with some critical stakeholders to actualised this political balance in the South East, at least with three South-East PDP Governors and two South-East APC Governors before first quarter of 2021, knowing fully well that Bayelsa election may strengthen South/South having two APC states ahead of 2023 if care is not taken.
South East understood the importance of having two APC states ahead of 2023.
(3) We are independently sure that with two APC Governors from the South East, it will strengthen our collective bargain for a Nigerian President of Igbo stock 2023 in both PDP and APC
We urge Igbos to use “anya Dee Nwamuo Lee ihe nno n’akpa” let’s despise the flaws of the past and flush it into the dustbin of history.
We will get two Igbo Presidential materials to fly PDP and APC tickets, especially those with the same pedigrees of Great Zik of Africa.
(4) We insists that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is not organizing any Award or Beauty pageant in Bayelsa
We don’t support any candidate in Bayelsa Guber Candidate in the forthcoming elections, those using Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths name are fraudulent elements and we disassociate ourselves.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Bayelsa we are not aware of the event
We urge those slated for the award to be wary of fraudsters who masquerade as Igbos to extort unsuspecting public
As we have disolved the Bayelsa State exco of Ohanaeze Youths whose tenure elapsed last February 2019.
The Bayelsa State Ohanaeze had constituted a new electoral body for the new elections.
We therefore urge Igbos to vote their conscience in Bayelsa Governorship election.