The All Progressives Congress in the South-East has cautioned the Biafra agitators to stop protesting and wait patiently to have a go at the national cake in 2023.
The South East chapter of the ruling party says its zoning policy favours the Ndigbo in 2023, when the presidency would rotate to the region.
The agitators for secession were also warned of the dire implications the unending protests may have on the South East’s chances when power shifts to the region.
Osita Okechukwu, spokesman for the South-East APC Leadership Caucus, released a statement to this effect on Sunday, November 15.
“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 favour 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.”
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