Osita Okechukwu, spokesman for the APC South East on Sunday 15th November released a statement advising Biafran agitators to be calm and wait for 2023 when the Presidency will get to them.
Osita made it clear that zoning policy of the APC that Igbos will have the presidency in 2023.
“Going by the zoning convention, equity and natural justice, surely the Presidency will rotate to the South in 2023.
“And when the Presidency rotates to the South in 2023, we (Igbos) have all the cards stacked in our favor to appeal to our brothers in the South-West, who have occupied the office for eight years, and our South-South brothers, who had five years plus in the Presidency.
“Every rational indicator favours the Ndigbo and so, we need to drop our hate propaganda and wait patiently to harvest the turn of the South-East.
“To be frank, this is the golden opportunity for us to join the mainstream, and it should not be scuttled by pro-Biafra agitators.
“Therefore, instead of agitating for Biafra, the Ndigbo should think out of the box and support Buhari to actualise this noble objective.
Whereas, we agree that there is gross unemployment, discontent and despondency among the youths in the land, however, it is not peculiar to the South-East alone.”
“The gross unemployment is nationwide and would be addressed holistically; luckily, our son, the distinguished Senator Chris Ngige, is the minister in charge of employment.
We appeal to the pro-Biafra agitators to stop their mass action and drums of war in the overall interest of the Ndigbo at home, across the country and abroad; as our record shows that it is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war — dialogue is the best solution.”