The Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly have threatened to bury the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South.
This comes after reports that the leadership of the PDP have plans to make the party’s ticket open. Comrade Felix Worlu, the group’s president described it as “murdering justice, fairness and equity in the Nigeria nation”. Worlu, who spoke through the national secretary of the group, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, accused the PDP “of turning the nights of Southeasterners into a mere daylight”.
The statement from the group reads,
“Since PDP has murdered sleep from our eyes, therefore, they wouldn’t sleep again in Southern Nigeria until the party is finally buried.”
“The Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly, therefore, give PDP 7-days to reconsider ceding the PDP presidential tickets to Southeast or be ready to bear the gracious consequences of such Injustice and Marginalization against South Easterners.”
“PDP office/flag from ward level to State will for no reason, whatsoever be in Southern Nigeria if they dare deny a south-easterner PDP president ticket.”
“By throwing the PDP president ticket Open, PDP has murdered justice, fairness and equity. Therefore, Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly shall apply every political means both conventional and unconventional to send a signal to PDP from the day of primary if they deny Southeast presidential Aspirants tickets.”
“With every fairness, the Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly insist on rotational president as a condition to guarantee peace and Unity in Nigeria. PDP by their actions want to destroy the Nigeria which was painstakingly built by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and the Nigeria General Yakubu Gowon fought for in 1967/70.”
“Rotatory presidency is where Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly stand. No doubt, that Southeast Nigeria has been marginalized and deprived of presidency since 33 years of Military rule and 24 years of Democracy rule.”