The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has issued a 30-day ultimatum to every presidential aspirant of south-East extraction in the 2023 general election to open their campaign offices in the region.
The council urged all the potential candidates for the 2023 presidential election from the south-East to act like Zik and demonstrate their preparedness and zeal for the contest.
They tasked presidential aspirants to ensure that their campaign offices are efficiently available and active in the region.
OYC National President, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Owerri, Imo State.
The council urged aspirants from other zones of the country to consider the survival of Nigeria first beyond 2023 and eschew their personal political interest, stressing that Nigeria’s president of South-East extraction is a considered deal for Nigeria to recuperate from her present state of comatose.
The council further said the likes of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Anyim Pius Anyim, Rochas Okorocha, Kingsley Moghalu, Hope Uzodinma, Sam Ohuabunwa, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Orji Uzor Kalu, Dave Umahi, Ken Nnamani, Emeka Nwajuba, Peter Obi, Capt. Casmir Okafor and others could lead the way without fear like the counterparts in the West and North.
OYC said, “It’s important at this time Nigeria is like a ship hit by a tornado for persons like Bola Tinubu, Yemi Osibanjo, Atiku Abubakar, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, and Co to give chance in the spirit of Nigeria socio-economic cum political survival, for South-Eastern to take the ship and navigate Nigeria to a new hope of political survival before it sinks.
“Nigeria needs a president with adept knowledge of economic transformation, religious tolerance and most importantly a detribalized political socio-intellectual that will rebuild trust and confidence among that the ethnicity in Nigeria.
OYC restated that “Nigeria needs a president, a social surgeon that will do a surgical operation within the religion and tribal difference in Nigeria and this is what Nigeria president of Southeast extraction represents to all Nigerians.”