In a bid for the Southeast geopolitical zone to secure the Nigerian presidency in 2023, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has advocated that at least two governors and some senators in the zone defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the group, this will ensure that the Southeast is proportionally represented in the two dominant parties in the country, the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
These, the Igbo youths believe will give the zone a good standing in both parties to contest for the country’s number one office.
President General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro made the call in a statement made available to Ripples Nigeria on Saturday, adding that the call had become necessary so that the zone can have an edge over other Southern zones come 2023.
Iziguzoro also commended elected officials from the zone for dropping affiliation in maintaining a good relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari in order to attract dividends of Democracy to the zone.
“OYC commends our leaders for rising above the board and hobnobbing with the the presidency to get dividends of democracy and fair share for the South East.
“Igbo Youths observed that in order to have an edge over other Southern Zones over 2023 Presidency, we insists that at least two South East Governors or states should decamp to APC, and authoritatively already talks had begun with some critical stakeholders to actualize this political balance in the South East.
“We are sure that with two APC governors from the South East, it will strengthen our collective bargain for a Nigerian President of Igbo stock in 2023 in both PDP and APC.
“Let’s despise the flaws of the past and flush it into the dustbin of history, as we will surely get two Igbo presidential materials to fly PDP and APC tickets, especially those with the same pedigrees of Great Zik of Africa”, Iziguzoro said.