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2023: Tinubu planting seed of discord between Southwest, Southeast – Ohanaeze youths

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Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the highest Igbo socio-cultural youth organization, has warned presidential hopeful and ex-Governor of Lagos State, Senator  Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to jettison the plan of planting seed of discord among Ndigbo and Yorubas.

The warning is coming against the recent meeting between Senator Bola Tinubu, and the APC National Assembly caucus members on Wednesday, over his 2023 presidential bid.

Reacting, the Igboayaka O. Igboayaka-led Ohanaeze youths, in a statement issued on Thursday, frowned at the alleged desperation, evident in Bola Tinubu’s presidential project, hence his  enthusiasm to govern Nigeria by hook or by crook.

The Igbo group described the meeting as an attempt to and plant seed of discord between Ndigbo and Yorubas, who have contributed heavily to political and economic development of Nigeria.

The OYC stated that the political differences between Zik and Awolowo was corrected in 1999 when Southeast presidential Aspirant and candidates Dr. Alex Ekwueme and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made a heavy sacrifice on the atonement of ill-political treatment against the Yorubas in 1993, when Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) annulled the election of their Son Chief MKO Abiola.

“We can’t allow a grandfather like Bola Tinubu to plant seed of Hatred, discord political inequality among the new generation of Ndigbo and Yoruba nation. It’s obvious that Bola Tinubu’s  presidential project if allowed will put a perpetual discord among the Southeast and Southwest Region, therefore our peaceful coexistence among the two regions is more vital and everlasting than Bola Tinubu political interest.

“It’s illogical and unreasonable to allow a grandfather after he must have left the earth, what he planted would continue to grow hate, crises and keep hurting Ndigbo and Yorubas”.

The Igbo youth council further maintained that Tinubu’s presidential project is a historical error Nigerians must avoid as his presidential ambition will bring negative remote effect to the present and future generations of ndigbo and yorubas.

“Bola Tinubu ought to without delay become a political hero and father, whose name will not be erased from political history of Nigeria if he reasonably quits his presidential ambition and support one Presidential aspirant from Southeast in All Progressive Congress”, the Igbo youths posited.

Continuing, OYC pointed out, “the Southwest between 1999 to 2023 served as the President of Nigeria for eight years and subsequently Vice president for another eight years making it a total of Sixteen years of Presidency. It’s, therefore, morally evil for Bola Tinubu to consider himself qualified to run for 2023 Presidency.

“At this time Sen. Bola Tinubu has opportunity to become a hero or a villain. If he still chooses to run, he is making himself a villain before the present and new generation of Igbo and Yoruba extraction”, the apex Igbo group submitted.

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