The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has said it will honour President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to vie for a third term as President.
OYC also called on Igbos and Nigerians to continue to support Buhari’s administration, stressing that Mr President had shown uncommon courage to declare openly that he won’t seek third term in office which is the Hallmark of selflessness and patriotism of an African Leader.
In a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General of OYC and the Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it will bestow on (Buhari) with the highest Igbo Prestigious Award reserved for non” Igbos and decorate him as Enyi Ukwu Ndigbo for rejecting third term bid openly, alongside with other Igbo illustrious sons and daughters.
Parts of the statement also reads that; “it’s on record that during the 2019 Presidential elections, Ohanaeze Ndigbo declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari and improved his electoral fortunes in Igboland unlike in 2015, and We don’t have any regrets about it.
In the same development, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide and Coalition of Niger/Youth leaders said it paid a visit to the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dim Uche Okwukwu, at his countryside’s Elele Rivers State, on the State of the Nation.
“During the visit, Coalition of Niger Delta Youth leaders forum successfully thanked Igbos for the massive support given to their son Former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and 2015 general election, and assured Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide of their support and alliance for Nigerian President of Igbo stock which includes Igbos from South/South, and gives a stern warning to any tribe who goes contrary to popular aspirations of Nigerians that Power must shift from North to South in 2023 will put Nigeria on flames, as we abide on the wise counsel of our Elder statesman PA E.K. Clarke,Who had directed us to work in partnership with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide for the actualization of 2023 Igbo Presidency Project and we see that odds favours Igbos in 2023, coalition of Niger Delta Youth leaders will lead the Igbo Presidency Project, because it’s a Nigerian Project.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council dismissed the report credited to one Charles Enya an Igbo APC Chieftain, seeking for the third term for President and Governors through constitutional amendment as idiotic, unconstitutional and parochial, as Igbos disowned such immature moves as un-Igbo and huge joke.
“On another report also credited to Acting Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, Musa Liman Kwande on the North retaining Power beyond 2023, which kwande clarified that it’s his personal opinion not the position of ACF, this development had prompted OYC to concluded arrangements by December for our next emergency meeting with Arewa Youth Consultative Forum and Coalition of Northern groups led by Alhaji Yerima Shettima and Mallam Abdul Azeez Sulaiman respectively on the issue of 2023, Niger/Delta Youths leaders had proven to be our closest confidant and partners in the 2023 Igbo Presidency project.
“As it stands now with support from Middlebelt Youths and Niger/Delta Youths leaders also championing zoning Presidency to South East 2023, the coast is clearer for any Igbo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari 2023, We still insist that Igbos should massively decamp to APC, to have a political balance in Igbo land, APC holds the key for the future for Igbos in 2023 and urge the Governors of old Eastern Region to see the handwriting on the wall, and collapse PDP in the region, President Muhammadu Buhari rejecting third term bid openly is a demonstration that power is definitely coming to the South, and at the appropriate time he will support Igbo Presidency project as a Democrat.
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