The Igbo youth socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), has threatened a mass defection of the people of the South East from the Peoples Party (PDP) if presidential ticket is not zoned to the area in 2023.
The apex body for all Igbo youths group worldwide maintained that no fewer than three governors in the South East will lead the mass defection from the PDP.
In a statement by its President-General; Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and the Deputy President General and Secretary-General, Comrade Obinna Achionye, the group said the proposed emergence meetings of PDP Board of Trustees, BoT scheduled for November 18 and the party’s National Executive Council meeting coming up on November 19 2020 are the last opportunity for the party to revert back to zoning.
Saying the party zoning formula favours Southeast for presidency come 2023, the youth group warned that Igbo politician caught negotiating for Vice President slot will suffer stiff penalties and consequences.
The OYC warned: “Failure of PDP BoT and NEC to stand down the NWC’s decision for an unconstitutional open Contest and revert back to zoning formula, will inevitably lead to collapse of PDP machinery in Southeast as three igbo Governors will lead igbos into mass defection from PDP to APC. This is the final warning to PDP.”