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Biafra Protests Agitation will end if Okorocha, Ekweremadu contest for 2019 presidency – Ohanaeze

This was disclosed by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth wing, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro during an interview.

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The youth arm of Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the ongoing pro-Biafra agitation would end if notable persons from the tribe could be named as presidential candidates for the 2015 elections.

The group specifically listed Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as possible representatives for their respective parties, Vanguard reports.

This was disclosed by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth wing, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro during an interview with Vanguard.

“Ohanaeze youths commended the two former military heads of state for their love for the unity of Nigeria through their support for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction,” Isiguzoro said.

“A Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is desirable in 2019 after President Muhammadu Buhari. An Igbo presidency will boost the unity of Nigeria. Former President Ibrahim Babangida said he will back an Igbo if he finds one; but we assured him and other Nigerians that Ndigbo have credible personalities who have the capacity to govern Nigeria.

“If we can get Senator Ike Ekeremadu as a PDP presidential candidate and Rochas Okorocha as the APC presidential candidate in 2019, it will end the cries of marginalization including protests by Biafra agitators,” he added.

The pro-Biafra protests have intensified in the past month and turned violent in Onitsha, Anambra State on Tuesday, December 2, 2015, after 9 people died from bullet wounds.

The ongoing agitations are believed to have been sparked off by the arrest of Radio Biafra boss, Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Kanu was arrested at a hotel in Lagos on October 17, and reportedly granted bail but never freed.

He was arraigned in an Abuja court on November 23 and the case was adjourned till December 1.

READ: DSS wants to charge Nnamdi Kanu with terrorism

Meanwhile, the DSS is seeking to charge Kanu with terrorism after it accused him of participating in and sponsoring terrorist acts.


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