Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, the apex Igbo youth socio-political organization, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone the 2023 presidency to the Southeast.
OYC stated this in a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its President-General; Comrade Obinna Achionye Deputy President General and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary-General.
The group stated that if the PDP fails to zone the presidency to the zone three governors in the South East will lead a mass defection from the main opposition party.
Ohanaeze said the proposed emergence meetings of PDP Board of Trustees, BoT scheduled for November 18 and the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting fixed for November 19 2020 is the last opportunity for the party to revert back to zoning as enshrined in its constitution.
The OYC cautioned Igbo politicians against negotiating for the Vice-Presidential slot, adding that such individuals will suffer stiff penalties and consequences.
“Failure of PDP BoT and NEC to stand down the NWC’s decision for an unconstitutional “open Contest” and revert back to zoning formula, will inevitably lead to collapse of PDP machinery in Southeast as three igbo Governors will lead Igbos into mass defection from PDP to APC. This is the final warning to PDP,” OYC warned.