Southeast governors and senators have been urged to defect from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress as moves for the actualization of Igbo presidency in 2023 warm up.
Newmen reports that members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide made the call on Saturday, October 26 in a statement jointly signed by the group’s president-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary-general, Okwu Nnabuike.
According to them, the youth group sort the willing defection to APC of at least two southeast governors and some key senators.
The youth group said it is looking at changing the traditional tight hold of PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the southeast by orchestrating defections to APC.
At least with three South East PDP Governors and two South East APC Governors before first quarter of 2021, Igbo stand a chance for presidency, ” the group reasoned.
The youths say they are not just making the calls, but they have also started the process of ensuring that this is done.
According to them, talks are already ongoing with power brokers in the region to make the defections a reality in order to improve the southeast’s chance of an Igbo presidency in 2023.