Saying Northerner Should Succeed Buhari in 2023 is Itself Hate Speech – Ohanaeze Youths
POLITICS DIGEST – The Youth Council wing of the highest Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the President of Arewa Youths, Yerima Shettima over his recent comment who should succeed president Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
According to a press statement, the group, this act is capable of putting Nigeria on flames and bringing another Rwanda’s Genocidal Cleansing in Africa through continuous promotion of Ethnic domination against another majority ethnic Nationality in Nigeria.
The statement noted that, “In a secular Nation like us, pursuing obvious unnatural and Unhealthy agenda will threaten the Unity of the Country , and we urge ACYF President to thread cautiously through his promotion of North succeeding Buhari in 2023, saying Rotational Presidency remains a veritable tool for peace and Security in Nigeria.
“Igbo Presidency project will favour the North in 2023, as Yar’Adua favoured the Niger-Delta, Obasanjo’s regime favoured the North and Jonathan favoured the North and South, President Muhammadu Buhari had fairly appeased the North in terms of Appointments and Projects and South West too.
The statement also stated that the Arewa Consultantive Youth Forum President, Yerima Abbas Shettima stance on the 2023 Nigerian President of Igbo stock,on his recent interview in some dailies is a huge Joke and a good sign that desperate politicians like A former Vice President of Nigeria and second term Governor from the North West,are jittery over the resilient vigour of Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religious beliefs,wish to try something new in the political space and governance in 2023.
“Nigeria needs a radical departure from era of incompetency and maladies in Governance and want to try Igbo ingenuity and enterprenuer Spirit ,indomitable vigour in Governance in 2023,Igbo Presidency remains the key to unlock Nigeria’s potentials locked down by incompetency and corruption.
“It’s a hate speech for anyone to promote Ethnic domination by North succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari by 2023,as it will fuel ethnic crisis, instability, champion of Separate Ethnic independence, political crisis and corruption in governance.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide will engage all ethnic Nationalities groups on Consultantive meetings including Arewa Consultantive Youth Forum, from January 2020 regards to 2023 Igbo Presidency project, and other mutual issues.
“Dialogue and building bridges across the Niger remains the potent force to engage through moral persuasion and building alliances across the country.
“Igbo Presidency 2023 remains the most justified Nigeria Project, which is more feasible and realisable and will favour the North and other part of the Country more than anywhere in Igbo land, Igbos are in all the 774 Lgas a sign that Nigeria is the home of Igbos”, Ndigbo added.