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Ohanaeze condemns 3rd term clamour for Buhari

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The Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council has condemned calls in some quarters for President Muhammadu Buhari to go for a third term. The group made the condemnation in a reaction to a call by an APC stalwart in Ebonyi State, Charles Enya for the constitution to be amended to permit President Muhammadu Buhari run for a third term. While commending President Buhari for denouncing the third term agenda being pushed by some of his party men, the group in a statement through its president Okechukwu Isiguzoro described Enya’s move as a huge joke. “We dismiss the report credited to Charles Enya, an Igbo APC chieftain, seeking for the third term for the President and governors through constitutional amendment as idiotic, unconstitutional and parochial. As Igbo, we disown such immature moves as unIgbo and a huge joke. “As it stands now, with support from Middle belt youths and Niger Delta youth leaders championing the zoning of the presidency to South-East in 2023, the coast is clear for any Igbo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.” On Igbo presidency in 2023,
Okechukwu advised politicians and governors in the region to defect to the ruling party, saying he believed that president Buhari would support Igbo presidency in 2023 because he’s a democrat. “We still insist that Igbo politicians should massively defect to the APC to have a political balance in Igbo land. APC holds the key for the future of the Igbo people in 2023. We urge the governors of the old eastern region to see the handwriting on the wall and collapse PDP in the region.” Okechukwu also stated that for President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the third term bid openly demonstrates that power is coming to the South, and we believe that at the appropriate time he will support an Igbo presidency project as a democrat. There have been reports in some quarter indicating that President Buhari’s APC men would want him to go for a third term, though he had continuously denounced such calls. The Igbo, one of the largest ethnic groups in the country are yet to taste power since Nigeria’s return to democracy and many believe 2023 is the year for the political jinx to be broken.

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