The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has stated that the Northern region of Nigeria does not have solutions for Nigeria’s insecurity crisis.
The group in a statement released through its President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary-General, Okwu Nnabuike, claimed that only the South region can fix the country.
OYC commended the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammadu II for stating on Monday that the North will destroy itself if it fails to change.
The group lauded the Emir for the fearless statement delivered the at the birthday of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
The Igbo youth organisation said it understood the Emir’s warning to Northern politicians, “whose agenda has subverted the implementation of 2014 Constitutional Conference report, and thrashed it into the dustbin of history, for the structural imbalance and dominance created by the military Heads of State against the South and Middle belt to continue perpetually.”
“OYC lauds Emir Sanusi II for waking up the consciousness of Nigerians that the end of North incompetence in power will usher in a new Nigeria of our dream through a Nigerian President of Igbo stock in 2023.”
“OYC observed that recent vituperative rhetorics of Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum and Arewa Youth President Yerima Shettima on admitting the failure of Northern political leaders to Proffer Solutions for Nigeria’s security challenges and alleviate the poverty ravaging the core North.”
“[It] is a confirmation that Northern politicians had exhausted ideas and lacked any political will neither can they proffer solutions to Nigeria’s insecurity challenges which the South has the potentials to curb.”
“Obviously their acceptance of the Northern politician’s failure in governance and indictment of incompetence contradicts Northern groups ‐ Northern Elders Forum and Arewa Consultative Youth Forum – clamour for the North to continue perpetually in power beyond 2023 in the face of obvious leadership failures.”
The group noted that the interest of the North to remain in power beyond 2023 is a security threat to the unity of Nigeria as such interest is capable of plunging the country into a political crisis.
“[Their quest to continue in power beyond 2023] is a security threat to the unity of Nigeria as such clamour is capable of plunging Nigeria into a political crisis.”
“OYC [wonders] why the North will continue when they can’t defeat Boko Haram terrorists, fighting with sophisticated arms which the North created for political reasons.”
“Nigerians don’t have the patience for Northern political experiment in power, in 2023, Nigerians yearn for a generational shift through rotational presidency from North to South.”
OYC added that the popular political parties in the country will zone their presidential tickets to the South.
“The persuasive lobbying, APC and PDP will definitely zone their Presidential tickets to the South.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari as a person had good intentions for Nigeria but definitely the few Northern politicians had another inordinate agenda against the other parts of Nigeria.”
“Since Nigeria’s Independence in 1960, both in the military and civilian rule, North had ruled Nigeria for 44 years as at 2020, while the South had only Governed for 16 years.”
“And out of 16 years of Southern Nigeria in the saddle, South East had only 6 months in the 60 years of Nigeria’s Independence.”
“It will be sheer wickedness and injustice for any political zone to ascribe for 2023 presidency especially the North.”
“It’s the right thing for Arewa Consultative Youth Forum and Northern Elders Forum to Support a Nigerian President of Igbo stock 2023 as it has the potentials to curb insecurity Challenges in the North and Unlock Nigeria’s potentials through Igbo ingenuity and enterprenual vigour.”