The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has threatened that Nigeria could disintegrate should both the APC and PDP fails to field an Igbo person as their standard flag bearer come 2023 presidential election.
The National President of Ohaneze Youth Council, (OYC) Igboayaka. O Igboayaka, made this known in a statement released over the weekend in response to claims by a presidential aide, Garba Shehu saying that President Buhari is very passionate about Nigeria’s unity.
Igboayaka in his statement dismissed Garba’s position, opining that President Buhari’s actions and inactions pose a threat to Nigeria’s unity and have in no way helped to foster the unity of the country.
OYC opined that President Buhari has done everything possible to foster Nigeria’s disunity and that what remains is the explosion of Nigeria into many countries, which shall happen soon if APC and PDP deny Ndigbo an opportunity to fly their flags during the 2023 presidential election.
The statement partly read:
“Shehu is on a paid job, and one of the aides that are endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president.”
“Buhari has divided Nigeria more than any other president in the history of Nigeria. He is the most tribalistic President Nigeria has ever produced.”
“President Buhari and his cabal have violated the federal character principle with reckless abandon, leading Nigeria into the path of disintegration.
“His high-handedness with tribal impunity contributed to the present ethnic crisis ravaging Nigeria.”
“President Buhari has done everything possible to foster Nigeria’s disunity. What remains is the explosion of Nigeria into many countries, which shall happen soon if APC and PDP deny Ndigbo an opportunity to fly their flags during the 2023 presidential election.”
“With the rate of insecurity and mayhem perpetrated by Buhari’s relatives, activities of bandits, kidnappers and Fulani killer herdsmen that are sucking the blood of innocent Nigerians daily, Buhari lacks the moral justification to claim that he is passionate about Nigeria’s unity. In all ramifications, there will be no Nigeria if APC and PDP fail to field an Igbo person as their presidential candidate in 2023.”