- Ohanaeze Youth Council said southeast APC leaders are afraid to openly campaign for President Buhari
- The Igbo youth group said many of the southeast leaders have lost touch with Igbo voters and are afraid of being attacked by youths
- The OYC added that both the APC and PDP southeast leaders are no longer influential and are merely deceiving President Buhari and Atiku
Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has alleged that the southeast leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are afraid to openly campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election for fear of being attacked by youths, especially Biafra agitators.
The Guardian reports that the Igbo youth group made this allegation in a statement released after their meetings in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Thursday, January 10.
The national president of OYC, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said many of the leaders have lost touch with Igbo voters because of many years of neglect.
The group promised that it will ensure the safety of President Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when they take their campaigns to the southeast.
The OYC further alleged that the southeast leaders are merely deceiving Both Buhari and Atiku “as many of them can no longer influence Igbo votes in their polling units or southeast generally.”
The statement reads in part: “Ohanaeze youths will guarantee the safety of President Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar whenever they come to campaign in the southeast, as the Forum of Biafra Agitators has assured us that nobody would be attacked during this campaign period, irrespective of Operation Python Dance III.
“We insist that Igbo leaders are deceiving both Buhari and Atiku, as many of them can no longer influence Igbo votes in their polling units or southeast generally.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, and some prominent members of the APC in the southeast geopolitical zone, were absent at a meeting of leaders of the party in Enugu on Thursday, January 10.
The gathering was to fine-tune their winning strategies ahead of the forthcoming general election.
Others absent at the meeting included a former Senate president and coordinator of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign council in the south, Senator Ken Nnamani; a former governor of old Anambra state, Chief Jim Nwobodo; former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu; ministers of labour and employment, foreign affairs and that of trade and investment, Chris Ngige, Geoffrey Onyeama and Okechukwu Enelamah respectively.
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