Niger Delta youth leaders back Southeast for 2023 presidency
Coalition of Niger Delta Youth Leaders Forum says the Southsouth is supporting agitations that the Southeast should produce the president in 2023.
The youth leaders said the agitations should be honoured in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice.In a statement in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, after visiting the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, leader of the forum, Dr. Abyie Dogulas, noted that the visit was to strengthen the bond between the two geopolitical zones and to express their support for a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
He maintained that as brothers tied with one destiny, they would remain united against any external aggression and would protect the two zones from the activities of armed herdsmen, ensuring that the two zones remain peaceful and prosperous to attract investors and tourists.
According to Dogulas, the forum is fully committed to the 2023 Igbo presidency project and appreciates the robust leadership style of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council towards ensuring that the project is not only for the Igbo alone but to ensure that other geopolitical zones are fully integrated into the project.
The statement read in part: “As brothers tied with one destiny, we will remain united against any external aggression and will protect the two zones from the nefarious activities of the armed herdsmen and ensure that the two zones remain peaceful and prosperous to attract foreign investors and tourists.
“For equity, fairness and justice, we believe that the Igbo Presidency Project will address the current insecurity and economic challenges bedevilling our beloved nation, Nigeria. Only an Igbo presidency in 2023 will restore Nigeria to the comity of nations as truly the giant of Africa.”
“Niger Delta appreciates the support of the Southeast during the Goodluck Jonathan presidency. We cannot forget in a hurry the tremendous support from the Igbo during Jonathan’s era.
“We urge the Southwest to allow Southeast produce the next president, since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had taken Yoruba’s fair share between 1999 and 2007 and President Muhammadu Buhari has equally honoured the late Chief Moshood Abiola and appeased the Southwest with June 12 as Democracy Day.
“The North should honour the gentleman agreement of power rotation between North and South that has existed since 1999, that it’s the turn of the Southeast to produce the president in 2023. We urge Northern Elders Forum (NEF) to desist from any political agitation that will make Biafra a success by 2025.”