The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory during last Saturday presidential elections.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.
Isiguzoro hailed Ndigbo for supporting Buhari despite what he called deception by some Igbo leaders.
His statement read:
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide congratulates President Buhari for his well-deserved victory on Saturday 23rd February, Presidential Elections, a sign of acceptance from Nigerians.
We do hope that Next Level of Policies will favour Ndigbo as there was increased voting for President Buhari, irrespective of deception by some Igbo leaders who tried to lure Igbos into political wilderness.
OYC observed the desperation of Northern Elders that connived with Igbo leaders to extend the 2023 Igbo Presidency project till 2027 by dangling Vice Presidential slot, which has less political value to Ndigbo than 2023 Presidency.
We commend Barr Uche Okwukwu, the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo for saving Ndigbo by boldly supporting President Buhari even when his life and ours were threatened by enemies of Ndigbo who masquerade as Igbo leaders.
We ask Ndigbo that we are now back to the mainstream, and we expect increased dividends of democracy. This election is between two Fulanis, and Northerners.
We ask Ndigbo to remain quiet and be peaceful and do their normal businesses. We commend INEC for the peaceful conduct of the election but there’s need to improve on the Card Reader.
Igbos will re-elect Governors Ikpeazu, Umahi and Ugwuanyi on Saturday 9th March, as there’s no need to change a winning team.
These Governors remain the best materials for Ndigbo and have a good partnership with the federal government. We urge Igbo Youths to vote massively to them.
We call Ndi Imo state to mend fences for the greater value for Igbos by allowing Sen Ben Uwajumogu of Okigwe Zone to win and have the chances of emerging as the Senate President of the 9th Assembly.
We are boldly saying this without mincing words, that in other to get APC balanced, the party should allow Ndigbo to be the Senate President. We should not allow the mistake of 2015 of stopping Senator Ngige, which robbed us the Senate President.”
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