- Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth council has begged President Buhari to zone SGF slot to the southeast
- According to the group, the region has been schemed out in the recent distribution of key political offices by the ruling APC
- Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the president general of the council, urged Buhari to appoint former minister of science and technology, Ogbonaya Onu, for the position of SGF
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give the southeast the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The Cable reports that president general of the council, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in a statement on Thursday, June 13, said this will enable equity, fairness in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that he alleged that the region had been schemed out of the leadership of the country.
The group nominated Ogbonnaya Onu, former minister of science and technology, for the position of the SGF.
The statement read: “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide had watched keenly the manipulated drama and scheme out of southeast zone from the leadership of National Assembly, judiciary and other security apparatus of the country, but rather than lamenting endlessly, we congratulate those who emerged as National assembly leaders.
“The will of the Almighty God, and we the younger generation of Ndigbo accept this realities as an act of fate, and we urge Igbo leaders to shield their battle swords and quietly go into “Ime Obi” and re-strategize ahead of time for the battle royal ahead in 2023.
“We should borrow leaf from southwest who were in similar situations between 2007 till 2015, before they bounced back in the present moment with President Buhari.
“We urge that equity should be balanced in zoning of SGF to southeast, and we unanimously nominate the leader who was part and parcel of that merger and the leader of defunct ANPP, His Excellency Dr Ogbonnaya Onu to be considered as the next SGF, for equity, fairness and natural justice and for Southeast not to be completely shut off from the executive council."
The group said it has implicit confidence that Onu has a wonderful enigmatic personality to assist President Buhari drive the next level agenda.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Imo west senator, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday, June 12, declared that Igbo presidency does not exist in Nigeria, saying the southeast needs to mend fences across the country in other to remain relevant politically.
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