Ohanaeze Youths to Amaechi : You ‘re unfit to speak for Igbo, exit political relegation first
By Steve Oko
The Minister of Transportation and former Governor of Rivers State , Rotimi Amaechi, has come under fire over his recent comment that the South East should forget the presidency for 2023.
Irked by the “derogatory and anti-Igbo remark “, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has told Amaechi to hold his peace, saying he lacks the powers to speak for Ndigbo.
Ohanaeze Youths in a tersely-worded statement signed by its Deputy National Leader, Dr. Kingsley Dozie, cautioned the former Rivers Governor against disparaging the Igbo race.
Amaechi was advised to exit political relegation first before predicting when the Igbo should go for the President .
The statement said “Amaechi lacks the powers to determine the political future of Ndigbo”, and should “stop living in the self dellusion of a political god-father”.
Ohanaeze Youths, in fact, said the All Progressive Congress, APC, chieftain, should rather “be concerned about how to carry his political cross than meddle into when the South East should produce Nigerian President “.
According to the youths, it is painful and regrettable that Amaechi who is also Igbo from the neighbouring South South should be making a mockery statement against his tribe.
“Before Amaechi will assume an un-assigned duty of speaking for the Igbo, he should first try to get himself out of the present political wilderness where greed and ego have dumped him.
” Amaechi’s regrettable comment is only a confirmation that he is still living in the shadow of his past glory. Before he begins to play god ,let him first check his current political relevance.
“How can a man who is already in political relegation in his home state think he will still be politically relevant to determine which geopolitical zone produces the President in 2023?”
Ohanaeze Youths also warned “those jostling for the presidency in 2023 without any consideration for the Igbo to be aware that Ndigbo are no second class citizens in Nigeria “.
“We want to use this medium to warn all those currently over-heating the polity to understand that nobody can silence the Igbo.
” Any conspiracy to relegate the Igbo from the Nigerian project will collapse because Nigeria cannot survive without the Igbo who have sacrifice so much to keep the country united “.
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