Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, over his comments that his principal is very passionate about Nigeria’s unity.
OYC made it clear in a press release signed by its president, Igboyaka O. Igboyaka.
Igboyaka described Buhari as “a direct opposite of Nigeria’s unity”.
He also alleged that “Shehu is on a pay job, and one of the aides that is endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president.”
The statement read: ”President Buhari and his cabal have violated the federal character principle with reckless abandon, leading Nigeria into the path of disintegration.
“His high-handedness with tribal impunity contributed to the present ethnic crisis ravaging Nigeria.
“President Buhari has literally done everything possible to foster Nigeria’s disunity.
“What remains is the explosion of Nigeria into many countries which shall happen soon if APC and PDP deny Ndigbo an opportunity to fly their flags during 2023 presidential election.
“With the rate of insecurity and mayhem perpetrated by Buhari’s kinsmen, activities of bandits, kidnappers and Fulani killer herdsmen that are sucking the blood of innocent Nigerians on daily basis, Buhari lacks the moral justification to claim that he is passionate about Nigeria’s unity.
“In all ramifications, there will be no Nigeria if APC and PDP fail to field an Igbo person as their presidential candidate in 2023”.
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