- World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC) says it would embark on one-million-man march to Aso Rock
- The group said this is to show their support for President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election in 2019
- However the group scored Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state poor
To show their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, the World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC) said they would embark on one-million-man march to Aso Rock this month, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that WIYC, however vowed to stop the re-election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state in 2019.
The group said Ikpeazu has continued to suffer workers and pensioners of the state by owing them months of arrears of their entitlements.
The youth congress in a statement signed by its National Publicitity Officer, Mazi Alex Okemiri, said “after consultation with Igbo Youth stakeholders, we decided to march to Aso Rock and demand that President Buhari should run for second tenure.
“We will support Buhari with bloc votes from the South-East. Even majority of members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo have given us their support that President Buhari is more credible than agents of restructuring and that President Buhari has only 4 years to hand over to an Igbo Man in 2023.
“Ndigbo will support Buhari if he rehabilitates all roads in South-East, and support SME businesses. The World Igbo Youth Council will consider President Buhari over other Northerners for Presidency in 2019”.
The group scored Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu poor, adding that: “World Igbo Youth Council will officially present an award to the governor as the face of bad governance and worst 7overnor on December 10, 2017, in Umuahia.”
WIYC listed Ikpeazu’s sins to include: “non-payment of workers’ salaries and pension; his made in Aba products promotion campaign is a fraud”.
“He (allegedly) uses the campaign of made in Aba products to establish a secret company in China, and uses the scheme to (allegedly) launder funds through his aides, and that is why he has no control over some of his Ngwa aides, especially those from Obingwa.
“His Obingwa aides are richer than Abia State and will be dragged to the EFCC by January, to know how they acquired over half of the choices properties in Aba and Umuahia.
“Ikpeazu has collapsed all the infrastructure in Abia, without constructing any major road in Abia, rather he is hiding under the Governors’ forum to demand for Federal Government intervention in federal roads in Abia.
“Ikpeazu has been caged by his beer parlour Ngwa aides, and when he loses election, Obingwa people will stone him, he should emulate Mugabe and resign and hand over to his Deputy.”
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will follow due democratic process in selecting its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
The Punch reports that the APC leader spoke on Wednesday, November 22 shortly after his meeting with leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Afenifere, at the residence of the leader of the organisation, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State.
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