Wednesday, 14 June 2017

“It is Igbo Presidency in 2019 or Biafra 2020” – Ohanaeze youth

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council on Tuesday said the Ndigbo must produce the Nigeria’s President in 2019.

They however said a northerner could be the Vice-President in 2019.

“It is Igbo Presidency in 2019 or Biafra 2020,” the OYC, the umbrella body of Igbo youths, declared in a communiqué signed by its General Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike, Punch reports.

The OYC said it had mobilised all its resources towards the actualisation of the quest for an Igbo President in 2019, as they are tired of being marginalized.

“More annoying is the fact that the North, a major beneficiary in this direction, has bluntly refused to heed the call for restructuring, which has been identified as the panacea for the many socio-political problems plaguing the nation.

“Besides, they (North) have also not only continued to express disdain over the demand for Biafra by IPOB and MASSOB, but have also ordered the Ndigbo out of the North based on these agitations,” the group said in a communiqué.

This comes after the pro-Biafra groups had highlighted that they weren’t interested in an ‘Igbo Presidency’.

“Remember that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to beg Biafra agitators; only a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction will appease the Igbo. Otherwise, Biafran agitation will be inevitable,” the communiqué added.

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