The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, on Sunday, slammed the minister of transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi over his declaration that Ndigbo should forget 2023.
DAILY POST reports that this is coming after Amaechi had claimed that the Southeast did not support the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the last general election and as such should forget the presidency.Reacting in a statement by its National Secretary, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the OYC said Amaechi was now the chief promoter of injustice.
Okwu said it was an insult of the highest order for Amaech to arrogate to himself the powers he does not have.
“This is one of the most awkward and disappointing statements we have heard in recent times. It is partly good so that we see those who do not mean well for this country, those who do not cherish a united Nigeria built on equity.
“It is most unfortunate that Amaechi, from the South-South zone, which had the total support of the Southeast when Goodluck Jonathan was in power should come out to disparage our people.
“This is nothing else but a dance of shame in the public place, especially as it came from the same man who had before the election declared that for equity sake, the Southeast will produce president in 2023. Amaechi has now sacrificed equity, he is now the chief promoter of nepotism and injustice.”
“One thing that must be made clear to him is that he does not hold the key to the political future of Ndigbo. He also cannot dictate to us or railroad us into making any particular political choice. Our own destiny is in our hands and that of God.
“However, we want to make it clear to him that his presidential ambition is also dead on arrival. Having shown Nigerians that he is sale-out, one whose words cannot be trusted, there is no headway for him. This 360 degrees turn is nothing but one borne out of his inordinate ambition to become APC presidential candidate in 2023,” Okwu added.