- Igbo Youths Council(NYC) challenges northern youths to prove the allegation that Obi is sponsoring Biafra
Some Igbo groups have condemned the attack on a former governor of Anambra state and the running mate to Atiku Abubakar for the presidential election by northern youths.
National Igbo Youths Council (NYC) on Thursday, blasts some northern youths to prove the statement credited to them that Peter Obi was sponsoring Biafra agitation.
Sebastine Okiro, Okechi Odumuko and Kelechi Odogwu, in a statement to the council said, it resolved total support and acceptance of the candidature of Atiku and Obi to take over the governance of Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to the group, it is on records that before the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from prison and after, he never had any contacts with Obi.
“The humility and simplicity of Mr Peter Obi and his subsequent nomination as running mate to PDP presidential candidate have send shivers and political jittery to enemies of progressive Nigeria.” the group said.
“That we, the grassroots eastern Nigeria-based groups condemned in it’s totality, the statements credited to the Coalition of Northern Youths groups that Atiku Abubakar should drop Mr Peter Obi as his running mate.
“Ndigbo have never opposed to the candidature of Northern region on elective positions, why should Northern Youths thinks that they will dictate or direct which candidate will emerge from Igbo land?” the Igbo Youth said.
“That Mr Peter Obi has been a Nationalist that has grassroots base and followers in every States of Nigeria, he has established his philanthropic, Youths Empowerment, Academical/Economic and human development projects in the Northern region and other parts of Nigeria.”
“He has good relationship with leaders of northern Nigeria. As an expert in economics, Mr Peter Obi has initiated series of economic way out for Nigeria to be liberated from her overwhelming economic failures. Why haven’t the Northern Youths recommended him for his initiatives for national interest?
“That We the Coalition of National Igbo Youths Council described the allegations of Northern Youths as a mere blackmail fashioned to discredit the intellectualism and economic reformist of Mr Peter Obi. We urge all the youths of Nigeria federation and entire electorates to ignore the sponsored media attacks on the person of Mr Peter Obi,” the Igbo Youth Council said.