The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, on Wednesday, urged Ambassador George Obiozor to accept the role given to him as chairman of the Elders’ Council of the Igbo organization.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the President-General of the OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
He said Ndigbo cannot continue living as a divided family.
ND REPORTERS reports that since the January election of the Igbo organization, both Obiozor and Engr. Chidi Ibeh have been laying claims to the Ohanaeze leadership.
Only a few days ago, Ibeh named Obiozor as the chairman of the Ohanaeze Elders’ Council.
In a statement by the OYC, it urged Obiozor not to be used by selfish politicians to cause confusion in Igbo land.
Okwu said “we are aware of a purported election where Obiozor was said to have been elected, but that exercise cannot stand because it was totally flawed.
“Judging also by age, Obiozor, a respected elder, does not possess the strength needed to pilot the affairs of Ndigbo at this point in history. Ibeh has what it takes to achieve this.
“We are, therefore, appealing to Obiozor to back down and accept the position of Elders’ Council, he will serve Ndigbo better with that position.”
The OYC equally lauded the Southeast governors for restating the ban on open grazing, stressing “what is now left is the political will to enforce the ban. Ndigbo want to see a clear action from the governors in this regard. We cannot continue to live at mercy of rampaging herdsmen.”
On the 2023 presidential election, Okwu urged all the political parties not to consider zoning the position to any other region except the Southeast.
“Our stand is simple- 2023 is the turn of Southeast and we are not going to accept any alternative,” he declared.
Chidi Ibe never contested for Ohanaeze Ndigbo