Ahead of 2019 election, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths have tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to break his silence and tell Nigerians if he has a power handover deal with the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu.
Ohanaeze youths said their position was prompted by the revelation by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, that Tinubu was supporting Buhari because he would hand over to him in 2023 if he wins the 2019 election.
In a statement by its Acting National Leader, Dr. Kingsley Dozie and the Deputy Publicity Secretary, Mr. Okey Nwachukwu, the youths urged “President Buhari to explain to Nigerians his hidden pact with Tinubu concerning the 2023 presidential election”
Ohanaeze youths said they “are not taking the revelations of Saraki without due consideration on the interest and place of Ndigbo in Nigeria,” and gave Buhari “between now and September 1, 2018, to make public his pact with Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu or Igbo youths will declare the APC an anti-Igbo party and enemies of Ndigbo and Nigerians at large”.
“For the records, Igbo youths will not support any presidential candidate that toils with the unity of Nigeria by deliberately failing to restructure this country as demanded by majority of Nigerians which is the only hope of rescuing this country from its pitiable condition,” the statement said.