The Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pick a successor to his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, from the South East geo-political zone of the country.
In a condolence message to the President Buhari on Sunday, jointly signed by the President and Secretary of OYC, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Okwu Nnabuike, the group enjoined the Nigerian leader to appoint a replacement to the late Chief of staff from South East.
“We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to look inward, make amendments and clear doubts about his stance as the father of Nigeria by appointing replacement from the Igbo speaking area of Niger Delta or South East,” the message read.
The OYC believe that an Igbo Chief of staff will unite the country, end secessionist movement in the South, add transparency to governance and ensure stability of the economy.
“This is the most patriotic but rare opportunity for President Muhammadu Buhari to heal Nigeria from disintegration and collapse, rewrite history 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.
They noted that there are capable and trusted allies of the President from the region since his venture into politics in 2003, adding that it was an Igbo who masterminded the amalgamation of some defunct political parties to merge into the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The OYC prayed God to give President Muhammadu Buhari the fortitude to bear the loss and Grant Abba Kyari’s soul mercy.