Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has mocked the Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF,
Following the declaration by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s that the South should succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has mocked the Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF.
Recall that El-Rufai stated during the weekend that there is no justification that the north should remain in power come 2023.
The Ohaneze praised the sincerity of El-Rufai to the fact that the unwritten principle of rotation of power between North and South should be respected and honoured in 2023.
They further noted that all fears that were being nursed that the North will succeed Buhari in 2023 have been buried by El-Rufai
Ohanaeze said this move has made the clamour by NEF and AYCF for the North to retain power in 2023 inconsequential and irrelevant.
The organisation called on Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum and the Arewa youth groups to emulate their political leaders, especially Governor El Rufai, who had previously jettisoned zoning.
“Definitely it’s time to bring in a Nigerian President of Igbo stock 2023, a new Zik of Africa will emerge,” OYC added in a statement signed by its President-General Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary-general, Okwu Nnabuike and made available to on Monday.