The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, to drop his ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, in order to help the country heal the myriads of problems besetting her.
The position of the Ohanaeze wing was coming against the backdrops of Tinubu’s recent visit to Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, as he declared his desire to lead the country in 2023.
But the Ohanaeze youth wing, in a statement by the acting national youth leader, Mazi Jones Onwusoanya, on Thursday, said that Tinubu’s presidential ambition was legal but immoral, urging him to restore the sense of national unity among South-Easterners by quitting from the presidential race.
The Igbo youths insisted that the next President of Nigeria must come from the southeast zone for the sake of unity and peace, maintaining that it’s the best way to preserve the nationhood.
The group stated that Tinubu has in his lifetime made governors, Senators, Ministers, a Vice President and even a President, saying that this is the time to make Nigeria, healing the nation by sacrificing his ambition.