- Ohanaeze has sent a warning message to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2023 election
- The group declared that the party would lose Igbo votes if it picks a northern candidate in 2023
- The Ohanaeze youth noted that Igbo can no longer be deceived by the PDP
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As the agitation for the southern presidency continues, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against shopping for and fielding a northerner in 2023 as a presidential candidate.
The Nation reports that in a statement signed by its president-general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the secretary-general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group said Igbos have voted massively for the PDP since 1999.
Legit.ng gathered that the group, however, said it appears that the PDP regards the Igbos as cows that must be milked to death, adding that the party is making subterranean plans to retain power in the north in 2023.
The statement read: “The PDP must not insult the intelligence of the Igbo. If the PDP thinks the Igbo will wait till 2031 before it gets a chance at the presidential ticket of the party then the PDP isn’t just treacherous, it is delusional. Perhaps the PDP doesn’t need Igbo votes.
“The youths of Igbo land will not sit astride and watch the PDP field a candidate from the north and come to Igbo land to hoodwink people with sweetened gibberish. If the PDP tramples on equity and commonsense and opts for a northern candidate in 2023, then the PDP should forget about coming to Igbo land to seek votes in the 2023 presidential elections
“No Igbo politician should accept a vice-presidential ticket from any party. Any Igbo man or woman who grovels to a vice-presidential ticket should consider political social distancing from Igbo land.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, revealed his grand plan for Nigeria if he becomes the president in 2023.
It was reported that the chief whip in the Senate told journalists in Umuahia, the state's capital, that if granted the opportunity to take over the presidential seat, he would build a 20th-century economy for the country.
Kalu, however, pointed out that not many persons are capable of doing the job, adding that he is more preoccupied with developing his constituency.
In another report, a leader of youths in Lagos on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, slammed those clamouring for power to remain in the north.
Igbokwe who is also a special adviser to the Lagos state government on water resources said that such Nigerians should throw away the idea of northern presidency come 2023.
The APC stalwart pointed out that Nigeria has an unwritten law that allows power rotation among the geopolitical zones.
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