Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC has today threatened both the All Progressive Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that if their region is denied ticket by both parties, there shall be a total lockdown of the southeast on the 25th of February next year. The threat notice was signed by the youth National President, Igboayaka O Igboayaka, and his secretary-general, Comrade Ifeanyi Nweke, and was made available to newsmen.
Accordingly, the statement partly reads,” there will be no access road to distribute electoral materials in any polling unit in Igbo land. If the powers that be in Nigeria can’t give the Southeast presidency that which is duly our turn to rule the country like other extractions of the country have been given fair chances, then Igbos will peacefully have no other option than to leave this union called Nigeria.
“We want to use this medium to advise Ndigbo living in the Northern parts of Nigeria to immediately start taking their security very seriously if APC and PDP deny southeast presidential aspirants and make adequate arrangements for their return back home.
The statement continued, “The world should bear in mind that this orchestrated conspiracy against Southeast is overdue, we cannot take it any longer as the struggle for the emancipation of our people starts now.
“For the western world, we’re aware that Ndigbo is their bread and butter, little wonder they aid incompetent people to govern Nigeria and Africa at large, so we can remain at their mercy. It is evidently clear that the hope of Africa lies in Nigeria, while the hope of Nigeria lies in Ala-Igbo, and to liberate Nigeria lies in Nigeria President of Southeast extraction in 2023.
The statement lamented that “The experiences of the South-east and how the region has been treated since the end of the “1966-1970 Genocide” suggests that the Southeast is not part of Nigeria.
“The Southeast is not considered for ministerial appointments into Defence, Works, Power, and other sensitive ones. Even when we are appointed into Education our highly learned people are made subordinate ministers.
“A laughable case was when Professor Anthony Anwuka was a junior minister to someone whose academic experience is miles away from that of the Professor. Appointments such as Inspector General of Police, Immigration Comptroller, Director of DSS, Chief of Naval Staff, and so on are not meant for Igbo. To this effect, southeast wouldn’t be part of such country with lopsided appointments anymore.”