A faction of the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has rejected calls to limit the 2023 presidential ambition to solely Igbos throughout the enclave of the Southeast geopolitical zone.
The group says any individual from Abia, Rivers and Akwa Ibom has equal rights to vie for the president of Nigeria in 2023, as many communities within the Southern states are nonetheless Igbos.
The OYC faction made this recognized in an announcement signed by its President, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka and made accessible to DAILY POST on Sunday.
The group famous that it was the flip of Ndigbo to aspire to turn out to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, stressing that these speaking about limiting the collective aspiration of Ndigbo to solely embody the Southeast lacks the widespread sense of historical past and are brokers of divide and rule in opposition to Igbo unity.
It stated a brand new technology of Igbo youths found that the unreal creation of states and geopolitical zones in Nigeria has induced larger hurt than good to the Igbo race and the unity they want.
The Igbo youth group famous that states and geo-political zone creations are ideas of balkanization of the Igbo nation, including that Igbos had been initially occupying 13 states within the South-South, Southeast and North Central Nigeria.
OYC decried the hurt of state creation in opposition to Ndigbo, recalling that in 1976, state creation divided Ndoki individuals into three whereby two communities was ceded to Rivers state and one to Abia state whereas one other neighborhood was ceded to Akwa Ibom.
“Immediately, the tradition and brotherhood of nice Ndoki clan have been balkanized, however Ohanaeze Youth Council won’t stand by and let this conspiracy proceed. We should earnestly unify the Igbo race for financial and political development. Subsequently, any individual from Abia, Rivers and Akwa Ibom has equal rights to vie for the president of Nigeria in 2023”.
The Igbo group revealed that Umuine Igbodo in Etche Native Authorities Space of Rivers State and Umuezeala, Ngor Okpala in Imo State are of the identical ancestral fathers, however right now Umuine Igbodo is positioned in South-South whereas Ngor Okpala is in Southeast.
It maintained that Igbos within the South-South, Southeast and North Central may have the assist of the Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC) to vie for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2023.
“All of the communities of Igbo Land, Abia, Anambra, Awka Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Kogi, Imo, Rivers and Benue are certified for Nigerias’ President of Igbo extraction in 2023,” it added.
OYC appealed to all patriotic and progressive Igbo women and men with a way of historical past to embrace Igbo unification to actualize Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction come 2023, by adopting the Igbo idea of “Igwe Bu Ike” and “Onye Aghala Nwanne Ya”.