Biafra youths caution Ohanaeze against taking sides in presidential election

Posted by News Express | 14 January 2019 | 631 times

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The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has cautioned Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo groups against endorsing any presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

BNYL accused the apex Igbo group of being biased in decision taking regarding the poll.

National Leader of the movement, Princewill Chimezie Richard, warned of the impending consequences of endorsing political candidates.

He said in a statement issued on Sunday: “We have no preferred presidential candidate, and no meaningful Igbo group or any other ethnic based group in the East should have a candidate in the presidential race.

An organisation like Ohanaeze should leave partisan politics, it is a disrespect to the Igbo.

“What Ohanaeze should be doing is to be backing their own to represent what they stand for which is the interest of the Igbo.

“But whether Atiku Abubakar (the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party) has chosen Igbo as his running mate, or (the All Progressive Congress flag bearer, Muhammadu) Buhari is considering appointing an Igbo person as (the Inspector-General of Police) IGP shouldn’t be an excuse for backing any of the two, because it is the same northerners that we are dealing with.”

BNYL also maintained its position not to boycott the general elections in the South-East and South-South.

Princewill said that “the choice to vote or not rests with the people. It is a political right and not by the use of force,” adding that “election boycott will be more meaningful only when there is total complaint.”

The group reiterated its commitment to the realisation of the nation of Biafra, adding that the movement has taken a new shape this year.

Source: News Express

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