Igbo Youths, MASSOB,Unite with Igbo Leaders On 2023 Igbo Presidency Project



…..As South East Governors guarantees better future for Igbo Youths. 

From  Maurice Okafor, Enugu. 

Aftermath  of the nationwide  EndSars  project which though started  peacefully but was later trailed violence and carnage pepetrated by hoodlums, a new wave of socio economic and  political  understanding is brewing  in the South East get political  zone,as one of the major pro Biafra agitators,Movement for actualisation  of a sovereign  State of Biafra (MASSOB)  and leadership  of other several Youth organisations  in the zone,  has agreed to join forces with the political  class and other leaders  from the zone, in the pursuit of Nigerian President  of Igbo  extraction  in 2023.

The unity of purpose in the 2023 Igbo   Presidency  project , came a day after the Governors  of the five states in the zone resolved to allocate  special funds  for the packaging and welfare of Youths in their respective  state,as a solution  of curtailing further Youth unrest in the zone. 

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The above decisions which followed in sequence were reached after a two day taskeous series of meeting held on Thursday,October 29 and Friday, October 30, among  the five South  East governors, the political  class  irrespective  of party of affiliation, other class of politicians, the representatives of the traditional  institution, the clergy and Civil Society organisations.etc.

The representatives of Movement  for Actualisation of a Sovereign  State of Biafra (MASSOB) led by Comrade  Uchenna  Madu,  and representatives of other Youth  organisations  led by Comrade  Pascal EmekA Ugwu, who were  copted on the second day told news men that for the interest of justice and fairplay to reign,they have joined the clamour for the next democratic  elected president  of Nigeria  to come from the South East zone. 
In a ten point communique  made available to news men, the leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna  Madu stated, 

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“We demand that South  East zone  be given the opportunity to be President  of Nigeria in 2023.
MASSOB also called for disarming  of killer herdsmen with AK 47 in the South zone,alleging that they have raped several women  in their farms, killing and destruction  of farmlands. 

MASSOB also urged the Federal  government to carve  an emergency fund for repair  of all Federal roads that abounds in South  East region. 

The Igbo  Youths also demanded that the President General  of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, will be the one to lead the Youths and other selected  Igbo leaders to meet with President  Muhammadu Bulhari,  on yet to be a decided date. 

Responding on behalf  of Igbo leaders, who listened  attentively while the MASSOB leader, Comrade  Uchenna marshalled out the above conditions, he chairman of the South East governors forum cum Ebony state governor,Chief Dave Umahi said they concurred  with all the demands once it will usher in a better understanding  among the Youths and Igbo leaders, so as to ensure a violent free environment. 
Earlier in the joint meeting  held between  the South East governors  and Igbo leaders  on Thursday,October 30, the South East governors  had resolved  to map out special  funds in their respective states for guaranteeing a better  future  for Youths in addition  to the various initiatives already on ground.Also assured that adequate compensation will be paid to families of those killed during the EndSars violence including  those of the Police and Army, etc. 

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