The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has issued a warning to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the 2023 presidency.
The group said the party would incur its wrath if it failed to pick an Igbo personality as its 2023 presidential candidate.
According to the group, no PDP office will be left erected in the region if it fails to honour their demand.
In a statement on Thursday, the group made its stand known through its National President, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the only way PDP could reciprocate Ndigbo’s 24-year relentless sacrifice was to willingly give its presidential ticket to them, vowing that the youths would not hesitate to engage in a pitched battle with the party should their demand be rebuffed.
Ndigbo has rooted for the PDP since 1999, Igbo bloc vote was given in 1999-2003 to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the same to President Musa Y’aradua in 2007 and Goodluck Jonathan in 2011-2015.
The release read, “Without mincing words that, the forum, Northern Governors was inexistent, describing them as few ‘Fulani political power mongers’ who want to drag the Middle-belt into their illusion for them to produce Nigeria president in 2023.
“It’s idiotic to include Taraba, Benue, Nassarawa, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kogi, Kaduna, Kwara etc that have had a fair share of Fulani herdsmen killing, banditry and kidnapping in their so-called imaginary 2023 presidential dream.
“With the quest of the Fulani political cabal to retain power in 2023, if they dare it, it’s an indication that Nigeria at 61 this year will be the last independent day the entity called Nigeria will celebrate.”