The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that it would massively mobilize Igbo youths for the All Progressives Congress, APC if the outcome of the primary does not produce a vice presidential candidate from the south-east geopolitical zone of the country.
The group gave the warning after its meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State where issues affecting the political future of Ndigbo in the 2019 general elections were discussed.
In a statement signed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide Deputy Vice President General, Comrade Obinna Achionye and National Vice President (Ebonyi State), Mazi Alex Okemiri, the group accused the PDP national caucus led by Prince Uche Secondus of plotting to deny Ndigbo the vice presidential slot in the forthcoming PDP primaries.
The statement reads in part: “This is our final warning to the PDP regarding the 2019 presidential election. If there is any attempt to zone vice president to another zone after the primaries, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide will mobilize Igbo youths for APC where we have nothing to lose. PDP should make hay while the sun still shines.
“OYC insists that the leadership of PDP led by Prince Uche Secondus is planning to deny Igbos the vice presidential slot when the party holds her presidential primaries early October 2018 in Port Harcourt Rivers State.
“Prince Uche Secondus had tactically avoided addressing the issue of denying South East the position of vice president after the upcoming presidential primaries because of the fear of the cabal that insists that South West vice presidency is better than Southeast vice president because of reasons are best known to them.”