19th April, 2020
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointing an Igbo as his new Chief of Staff after the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari.
The group stated this in a statement on Sunday, describing the passing of Abba Kyari, as a “colossal loss”.
Buhari, had in a tribute, penned that Kyari was his loyal friend of 42 years and an individual who “never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us”
However, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, OYC President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary, in the statement prayed God to give Buhari the fortitude to bear the demise, grant Kyari’s soul mercy and forgive his shortcomings.
They, also appealed to Buhari to “look inward, make amendments and clear doubts about his stance as the father of Nigeria” by appointing replacement from the Igbo speaking areas of Niger-Delta or South-East.
OYC noted that there were capable and trusted allies of the president since his entrance into politics in 2003 till date.
The group said an Igbo Chief of Staff will unite the country, end secessionist movement in the South, add transparency to governance and ensure strategic stability of the economy.
“This is the most patriotic but rare opportunity for President Muhammadu Buhari to heal Nigeria from disintegration and collapse. In retrospect, it was an Igbo who masterminded the amalgamation of defunct political parties to merge into APC.
Ohanaeze Youths added that the Nigerian leader can “rewrite history by being contradictory to predictions and prove his legitimate political sagacity through the appointment of an Igbo from anywhere as the new Chief of Staff, even from the opposition party,” OYC said.