The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization’s youth wing Ohanaeze has responded fiercely to the Northern governors’ rejection of a power transfer to the South in 2023.
The governors, according to the NG Times, said the proposal for a power shift to the south was illegal and would not fly during their meeting in Kaduna.
Southern colleagues and various organisations have been outspoken in their opposition of the development.
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, warned in a message to NG Times that Nigeria may cease to exist in 2023 if the Northern governors do not change their minds.
“It is clearly evident that the North is not devoted to Nigerian unity, notwithstanding their dishonest and hypocritical behavior,” he stated in the statement.
We cannot understand why it should be difficult to allow an Igbo man access to the Presidential seat several years after the return to democracy in 1999 but the same Igbo man is being forced to remain in the same country.
“It is not tenable that Ndigbo would be forced to remain in a marriage where they have nothing to benefit except to serve as sacrificial lamb and the blood for sacrifice. We are no longer going to accept that.
“The Northern governors have clearly shown that they don’t mean well for this country, rather they are preparing to throw the country into a serious turmoil ahead of the 2023 election.
“The Ohanaeze youths want to reiterate that should the two dominant political parties, the PDP and the APC fail to zone their presidential tickets to the South-East, every Igbo man and woman will become an agitator and you know what that means.
“They should get ready to severe the country since an Igbo man is not fit enough to be the President of Nigeria. We have had enough and this madness must have to stop,” Okwu warned