The apex Socio-cultural youth group of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC) has called on former Governor of Lagos State and APC Presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu to bury his presidential ambition in order to pave the way for the Southeast region, particularly Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, to emerge the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general election.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu had declared his intention to run for President on Friday in Abuja.
Reacting to Dr. Onu’s ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, under the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National President of OYC, Comrade. Igboayaka O Igboayaka told newsmen in Enugu on that Onu’s Presidential declaration is a long awaited event by the Southeast geared towards the actualization of the region’s presidential project in 2023.
Speaking, Igboayaka said: “Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is a technocrat and a seasoned administrator whose leadership inventive ingenuity suits the time and season wherein Nigerians are yearning for a de-tribalized Nigerian to fix and unite all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria for a prosperous Nigeria”
The OYC President described Onu’s Presidential declaration as “quite historical”, adding, “therefore, he is most favoured in APC through a justifiable power sharing both within APC family and zoning arrangements.
“It’s truism that Ogbonnaya Onu’s ANPP is among the three legacy parties that formed APC, and also he is from South-east geo-political Zone. Other important factors include credibility and competence which favour Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu to clinch APC presidential ticket.
It’s time now for Senator Bola Tinubu to reciprocate what Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu did to Southwest Zone in 1999 who dropped his APP presidential ticket for Chief Olu Falea in the spirit of National Unity, justice and Equity. Bola Tinubu should listen to Afenifere the apex Socio-cultural organization of Yoruba nation led by Pa Ayo Adebanjo who severally stated that it’s the turn of Southeast to produce president in 2023.