Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said to have observed that Igbos going so far based on political antecedents and activities, are traditionally PDP and APGA for almost two decades of Democracy in Nigeria.
The group said except Imo State for about 8 years of Okorocha’s tenure, who started with APGA and ended up in APC.
They noted that “now Imo State is back again in PDP, shutting out APC from the South East, but not Dead as Most of the political leaders in the South East among the Governors and senators are enjoying cordial relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari irrespective of party affiliations.
However, OYC in a statement signed by President general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, commended Igbo leaders for rising above the board and hubnob the the presidency to get dividends of Democracy for the South East.
The full statement reads below…
“Igbo Youths observed that in other to have an edge over other Southern Zones over 2023 Presidency, We insists that at least two South East Governors or State should decamp to APC, and authoritatively already talks had begun in with some critical stakeholders to actualized 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.
“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, and 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, and We surely get two Igbo Presidential materials to fly PDP and APC tickets, especially those with the same pedigrees of Great Zik of Africa.
“We insists that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is not organizing any Award or Beauty pageant in Bayelsa, and 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, as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Bayelsa is 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, and the Bayelsa State Ohanaeze had constitute a new electoral body for the New elections, We there Urge Igbos to vote their conscience in Bayelsa Governorship election.