Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, on Wednesday, said that Nigerians favoured the 2023 Igbo Presidency more than the IPOB’s pursuit of the establishment of the sovereign state of Biafra.
The group made this known via a press release signed by its President-General and Secretary Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, respectively, and transmitted to us on Wednesday.
According to them: “2023 Igbo Presidency project is gaining momentum and attention seriously, considering the level of support it gained across-the-board. This shows that Nigerians opt for the project over Biafra, and Igbo Youths are driving the vehicle. So, it’s beyond the human comprehension.
“God will surely unite Igbos to present the likes of Zik of Africa and Dede Sam Mbakwe as quality Presidential Candidates in both PDP and APC. There is wide acceptance for Igbo Presidency project in 2023 and this will make IPOB an evaporative smoke.
“Prominent statesmen and leaders across-the-board had thrown support for 2023 Igbo Presidency. We will inaugurate a National Committee on Igbo Presidency project by November 1st, 2019, and this will be more acceptable, realisable and Nigeria’s date with justice, fairness and equity.
“We appreciate the Afenifere leader Pa Ayo Adebayo, the Ijaw leader Pa Edwin Clark, Authentic voice of the North Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Maj-Gen Ishola Williams, PDP BOT member Chief Ebenezer Babatope, and millions of Nigerian Youths, for the collective bargaining for a Nigerian President of Igbo stock in 2023.
“We are pursuing Igbo Presidency project 2023 in stages from the master plan designed by late Chuba Okadigbo in 2003 before he became the then running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari in defunct ANPP. This motivated Buhari to have assured Igbos prophetically in 2003 in a rally at Umuahia, that he’s destined to handover power to an Igbo Man and 20 years after by 2023, he will surely do that.
“We must give up on self-disstructive impulses. IPOB’s actions unknowingly assign Igbo Presidency 2023 to them. We know that IPOB will support the Igbo Presidency initiative in 2023, just as they sponsored the 2019 vote after the initial rejection, moving from “no referendum, no election” slogan to “done and dusted.”
“When the chips are down, IPOB will be leading the Igbo Presidency project as a way of mediation and payment. We advise revered Igbo leaders to direct the Igbo Presidency project from the back in 2023. Igbo youths are in full swing, with a massive fund to carry out the task,” he stated.