The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) leadership has dismissed the purported endorsement of Atiku/Okowa 2023 presidential project by the group, saying the Council led by Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka remains ‘OBIdient’ in spirit and couldn’t have endorsed anyone else.
The Council said the action of Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Mazi Okechukwu Isigusoro and their cohorts, who, the Igboaya-led OYC, alleged endorsed Atiku/Okowa Presidency in 2023, could be likened to that of the biblical Judas who sold his Master, Jesus Christ.
According to OYC, in every gathering, there usually must be a Judas. It warned the public to be circumspect in dealing with the Isiguzoro group.
OYC, in a statement signed by Comrade Ifeanyi Nweke, Secretary General of the Council, described the duo of Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Okechukwu Isiguzoro as the present day’s Brutus and Judas Iscariot existing among the youths of Igbo nation.
Speaking amid utter indignation on the purported endorsement of the Atiku/Okowa’s project, the council stated that the illegal act which, reportedly perpetrated by the duo of Okechukwu Isigusoro and Okwu Nnabuike, on November 4, 2022, in Asaba, Delta State capital, after allegedly collecting N3m from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Council, while dissociating itself from the illicit activities of Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Okwu Nnabuike, accusing them of alleged indiscriminate involvement in money extortion from unsuspecting persons and politicians, therefore, warned politicians and the general public to exercise adequate caution in dealing with the duo.
The statement reads in part: “History has been made in the past that there’s always enemies within and enemies outside, that’s internal enemies and external enemies, just like how Brutus betrayed Caesar.
“Even the Master, Jesus Christ, was not left out as he was monetarily betrayed by Judas Iscariot.
“To this effect we have our own contemporary Brutus and Judas Iscariot among the youths who are Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Okechukwu Isigusoro.”
“It’s on this assertion that the attention of the noble Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) ably led by Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka has frowned at the recent purported endorsement of Atiku/Okowa presidency by a microscopic leech political element masquerading as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council with one Mazi Okwu Nnabuike who claimed to be the National President.
“It’s a truism that the said endorsement of Atiku/Okowa presidency was done on November 4, in Asaba Delta state by one Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Obinna Achionye respectively as disguised President and Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth, respectively.
“On this note, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) doggedly led by Igboayaka O. Igboayaka has received numerous complaints and calls from well-meaning Igbo youths both at home and in diaspora, including progressive Nigerian Youths, questioning the rationale for such endorsement.
“Therefore, to keep the record straight and to enlighten Ndigbo and general public that the said publication that endorsed Atiku/Okowa for 2023 presidency in Asaba was as a result of one hunger-striken man known as Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and his cohort, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who go about claiming to be the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council and Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo with the sole aim of extorting politicians as means to earn a living,” the statement added.
Furthermore, the OYC Secretary-General, said: “The general public and Ndigbo in particular should know, by this clarification, that the authentic Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) National president is Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka who has organized Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Assembly that came to Enugu on February 4, 2022. Also, in his quest to actualise the South-East presidential project, has organized a Southern Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Assembly, (SNEYLA) on 23 March, which came to Owerri and declared Mr. Peter Obi the most competent and credible man to govern Nigeria from 2023.
“It’s historic that Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC) under the amiable leadership of Igboayaka has traversed the South-South, Southeast, Southwest, Middle-Belt and Northern Nigeria, seeking support for Nigerian President of South-East extraction in the forthcoming 2023 general election
“At this juncture, we warn these political jobbers, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and cohorts who parade themselves as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council President and Secretary-General to quit the dirty game or otherwise face the aggressive wrath of over 50 million Igbo youths and Nigerian youths in general, who have beckoned on Mr. Peter Obi to rescue the Nigerian youths from political oppressors, abject poverty and unemployment that have been ravaging Nigeria Youth for about 57 years when military struck and took over power from Nigerians.
“There’s only one path-way to economic cum political survival of the Nigeria state which God has bestowed on Mr. Peter Obi.
“Today, it’s crystal clear that the Nigerian state is like a ship hit by a tornado; the country is bleeding profusely. Nigeria is suffering from chronic economic pandemic, and the only efficacious medicine is OBI-DATTI vaccine-2023.”