PRESIDENCY 2015: Coalition Of Igbo Youths Vow To Actualise Mandate


Coalition of Igbo Youths under the umbrella of World Ndigbo Youths Council has declared that Igbo presidency in 2015 is not negotiable as they are ready to go to any length to defend their inalienable right in the country.


Leader of the Coalition and President Igbo Security Council [ISC] Brother Ndubuisi Igwekana, a.k.a. Agu Biafra, disclosed this in an interview with P.M.NEWS in Enugu, Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria.


He lamented that though some Igbo elders sold out in 2007 to support a northern candidate, the late Umaru Yar’Adua, the coalition has agreed to rise against any saboteur in 2015, saying they know how best to deal with them.


According to him, the agreement then was that somebody from Igbo extraction will succeed him in 2011 which did not materialise.


Also, he stressed that they campaigned for President Goodluck Jonathan during the last presidential election with the understanding that Southeast geopolitical zone will take its turn in 2015.


The oalition leader said that they are not oblivious of the manner the north has been throwing bombs around and the activities of Boko Haram to secure 2015 through the backdoor but expressed their readiness and determination to match violence with violence if comes to that.


The group noted with displeasure the way post-election violence committee is handling the issue by buying time while the culprits are walking the streets free.


‘’We must work for the interest of Ndigbo in 2015,’’ he said.


He decried northerners’ penchant for killing and maiming Ndigbo and a situation whereby Igbo interests are attacked across the country at any little provocation that does not even emanate from them.


‘’Enough is enough because the youths are yearning for arms struggle,’’ he warned.


Furthermore, the coalition demanded for true federalism and renewed the call on the Federal Government to convene a national conference without further delay for all the ethnic nationalities in the country to discuss whether and how they can live together.


The group maintained that there is no division between Ohanaeze and World Igbo Youths Council [WIYC], saying they fully back the leadership of Ambassador Ralph Uwechue of the Igbo socio-cultural organization that unites Ndigbo home and abroad.


By Jude Orji\Enugu

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