- The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide says it is easier to achieve Igbo presidency than Biafra independence
- The group urges the Igbo and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to support the cause for an Igbo presidency in 2023
- According to the group, the Igbo should be supported to take a shot at the presidency in 2023 for unity, justice, fairness and equity to reign
The Igbo and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been called upon to jettison their quest for the realisation of Biafra independence and support the cause for an Igbo presidency in 2023.
The call was made by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, which said that it is easier to achieve Igbo presidency than Biafra independence, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the call was contained in a statement signed by both the president and the secretary general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
The group said that the Igbo should be supported to take a shot at the presidency in 2023 for unity, justice, fairness and equity to reign.
The statement read: “Southeast remains an integral part of Nigeria, and in other to address all manner of ill feelings like perceived marginalisation and Biafra agitation, Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion know that for unity, justice, fairness and equity to reign, Igbo should be supported to take a shot at the presidency in 2023.
“It’s glaring to all Igbo that Igbo presidency project is closer to achieve than Biafra realisation. The process of achieving Biafra independence is more cumbersome and complicated compared to Igbo presidency project which is closer and easier."
The group said irrespective of the fact that Igbo and IPOB believe in Biafra independence, it is aware of the limitations of Biafra agitation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, advocated for an Igbo presidency in 2023, saying the country cannot claimed to be united if this is not achieved.
The leader of the socio-political Yoruba group said this on Thursday, October 3.
Adebanjo said for the sake of the country’s unity, an Igbo person should be made president in 2023.
The Yoruba leader claimed President Muhammadu Buhari did not care about the country’s unity by not addressing the issue of restructuring in his Independence Day address.
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