Igbo presidency suffers setback

Igbo presidency suffers setback

- The Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council's demands for an Igbo president is rejected in a new poll

- According to the poll, 87% of Nigerians are opposed to the idea of an Igbo presidency in 2019, while just 13% support the idea

- Niger Delta militants issue fresh threats to northerners in the region to vacate before October 1 or risk facing their wrath

The clamour for an Igbo president in 2019 as a condition to discard the Biafra agitation has suffered a setback following a poll which shows that majority of Nigerians do not support the idea.

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NAIJ.com recalls that the Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council recently called for an Igbo presidency in 2019 which it gave as the one condition to support one Nigeria and abandon the Biafra agitation.

The youth wing of the apex Igbo group gave this condition in a statement on Tuesday, June 13.

The group insisted that if an Igbo person is not allowed to be president in 2019, the Igbos would leave the country by 2020.

However, the outcome of a recent poll shared by political commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi, shows that the aspiration of the group may not be a reality anytime soon.

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According to the poll 87% of Nigerians were opposed to the idea of an Igbo president in 2019, while just 13% supported the idea.

See the poll result below:

Meanwhile, Niger Delta militants have issued fresh threats to northerners in the region to vacate before October 1 or they risk facing their wrath.

The militants had issued a threat following a 90-day ultimatum given to Igbos in the north asking that oil blocs belonging to northerners be forfeited.

The Punch reports that the coalition of militants noted that none of those who issued the ultimatum have been arrested.

In the video below, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, at the #Biafra50 event in Abuja said Nigerians are greater together than apart.

Source: Naija.ng

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