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MKO Abiola: Extend same gesture to Ndigbo – Ohanaeze youths



The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has described the recent honour on acclaimed winner of June 12 election, late M.K.O Abiola as a step towards appeasing the Yoruba.

DAILY POST recalls that Buhari had conferred on the late Abiola a posthumous award and replaced the May 29 with June 12 as Democracy Day.

Reacting through a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the President Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide and Comrade Obinna Achuonye, the Deputy President, they urged Buhari to also find ways of assuaging the feelings of people of the South-East.

The group said in the statement that it has appraised the recent development “especially as its regards to the conferment of GCFC on the Late MKO Abiola and declaration of June 12 as Public holiday. It is a welcome development to appease the Yoruba of South west.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is telling President Buhari to extend such gesture to Ndigbo, by sponsoring an Executive Bill to the National Assembly, for an additional state to the People of Southeast as a way to correct the structural imbalance of Southeast having only 5 states.

“Such Executive bill will help to solve some structural issues with regards to making Ndigbo to be at per with other geo-political zones. President Buhari will win the hearts of Igbos if there’s an additional state in the Southeast.”

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“OYC insists that President Buhari having honoured M.K.O Abiola and co, should extend that gesture to the man who conducted the 1993 Presidential election, Professor Humphrey Nwosu.

“We know that President buhari must have forgotten Professor Humphrey Nwosu in the list of those he recently honoured. For Nwosu to have fearlessly conducted such an election adjudged as the freest and fairest election in Nigeria, he should be next in the list after Abiola.

“We call on the Federal Government to consider the immediate upgrading of Akanu Ibiam Airport Enugu and acceleration of work in the second Niger bridge,” they further stated.