Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, (OYC), an Igbo socio-cultural group, has congratulated Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the final Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State.
OYC additionally lauded the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Social gathering Nationwide Marketing campaign Council for Edo election, Governor Nyesom Wike and Uche Secondus-led Nationwide Working Committee, NWC, for the resounding victory.
DAILY POST reported that the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, on Sunday, declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
INEC’s Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling a complete of 307,955 votes to humble his closest challenger, Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled a complete of 223,619 votes.
Nevertheless, OYC, in a press launch signed by its President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and made out there to DAILY POST, on Monday, posited that the end result of Edo election was an affirmative proof that PDP ought to jettison any plan to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the North.
Ohanaeze insisted that the nation’s presidency needs to be ceded to the Igbo nation in Southern Nigeria in 2023 for its immense contributions in deepening democracy as effectively the within the nation.
The Igbo youth physique additionally issued seven days ultimatum discover to the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, to state its place on the a number of clamours by the Igbo nation to take its shot in 2023.
OYC disclosed that the ultimatum takes impact from Monday(in the present day), saying additional that on the expiration of ultimatum, there can be inevitable aggressive orientation of Igbos to hunt for different political options if PDP continues to assault on Igbo intelligence as cows that needs to be milked to loss of life, particularly throughout elections.
In response to Ohanaeze launch which partly said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, is apprehensive concerning the apparent silence of the nationwide management of PDP to talk on the allegations of dumping Igbo presidency for a northern candidate in 2023. PDP management ought to communicate out both in assist or towards 2023 Igbo presidential mission, and failure to handle this subject on the expiration of the ultimatum, there can be extreme political penalties and damages for PDP by means of aggressive media enlightenment within the seven Igbo-speaking States, together with Anioma in Delta and Rivers States, on why igbos mustn’t vote PDP sooner or later elections ranging from Anambra 2021.
“OYC had uncovered surprising info concerning the well-scripted plots to make use of the Biafra agitation, as a ploy to thwart the 2023 Igbo presidential mission by means of brokers of PDP led by a former Governor from South East zone, and would subsequently use it as a bargaining weapon to outwit his closest rival, who’s a sitting governor from Niger Delta area for the 2023 PDP Vice presidential slot”.