2023 Presidency: “Stay Clear of the Southeast”, Igbo Youths Threaten Tinubu Campaigners

2023 Presidency: “Stay Clear of the Southeast”, Igbo Youths Threaten Tinubu Campaigners

  • The presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu in recent times has been greeted with criticisms in the polity, as some are supporting his cause, others are urging him to stay off the 2023 road
  • The Igbo Youths are not in support of Tinubu's candidacy and have urged his campaigners to stay off the eastern region
  • Interestingly, they maintained that the present situation the nation finds herself in was brought upon by the APC-led administration led by the former governor of Lagos state and headed by President Muhammadu Buhari

Igbo youths under the auspices of the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) on Wednesday, August 10, warned groups and individuals promoting the presidential ambition of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to stay clear of the zone, The Guardian reports.

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President and Publicity Secretary of the group, Goodluck Ibem and Okay Nworu, in a statement, described as “unfortunate” how certain persons from Igboland would allow themselves to be used to promote the ambition of “a man who is outdated in all ramifications in the scheme of things to be voted as a Nigerian president come 2023.”

Igbo Youths, APC, 2023 election, Bola Tinubu, southeast presidency
Igbo Youths threaten Tinubu campaigners, ahead of the 2023 election. Photo credit: @officialABAT
Source: Twitter

Their position revealed

They added that in one of Tinubu's outings in Ogun State, he openly boasted that he made President Muhammadu Buhari President in 2015, stressing that the input of his statement meant that the hardship Nigerians are facing was brought upon by him.

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Igbo youths said:

“We the youths of Igbo nation will not allow affliction the second time upon us again. Never!!! We must have made our mistakes in 2015 but we are wiser now. Youths cannot be deceived again with any monetary inducement; it is the time of the youth to take back our nation.

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The youths threatened

“We don’t want to see any campaign posters, billboards, advert or political gathering promoting or campaigning for Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the South East. It is a warning which must be adhered to by all and sundry irrespective of your political standing.
“We have constituted a mobile taskforce to fully implement the directives of the youth leaders in the South East. The youths have spoken. Enough said!”

2023: NCN urges APC stakeholders to rally support for Simon Lalong as campaign DG

The Northern Christian Network (NCN) has described the choice of Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong as the Director General of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign council as 'a perfect soft landing' for the ruling party.

Mshelia Lazarus, convener of NCN, made their position known in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, August 10.

The NCN while congratulating Lalong on his emergence as the campaign DG, expressed confidence in his capacity to deliver.

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2023: Ghana president denies writing Tinubu, endorsing Peter Obi

Meanwhile, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana has denied writing a letter to Tinubu.

Akufo-Addo was reacting to a viral social media post claiming that he wrote a letter to Tinubu asking him to step down for the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.

Reacting to the viral post on his official Twitter page, the Ghanaian president said he won't interfere in the forthcoming Nigerian presidential contest.

Source: Legit.ng

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