The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) worldwide has alleged that Igbo leaders are relying on them and biafra agitators to deliver the presidency come 2019.
They also promised to guarantee the safety of president Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the former vice president Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during their forthcoming campaign in south-east.
Leader of OYC Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated this while addressing journalists in Abakaliki after a meeting of about 49 affiliated groups alongside Biafra Agitators recently.
He also alleged that APC leaders in South-east have developed cold feet to openly campaign for the president. He said: “APC leaders in the South-east had developed cold feet to openly campaign for President Buhari in the South-east because of the fear of being attacked by youths.
“Ohanaeze youths will guarantee the safety of President Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, whenever they will come to campaign in the South-east.
“The Forum of Biafra agitators have assured us that nobody will be attacked during the campaign period, irrespective of Operation Python.
Meanwhile, Isiguzoro in another development has commended the abolition of age long practices of OSU caste system in Igbo land by Igbo Traditional Rulers at NRI, Anambra state.
According to him,”The abolition of Osu caste System on 28th December 2018 by Igbo Traditional Rulers at Nri Ancient kingdom ends an obnoxious aged long Culture that had been practiced for 200 Years where those banished (Osu) are regarded as second class citizens as against freeborn (Nwadiala),therefore are denied certain privileges enjoyed by the those Who are freeborn”.