The Youth Wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, OYC, has dissociated itself from the recent call for President Buhari’s resignation due to his swift trip to Saudi Arabia to attend Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, meeting.
Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze had said that Buhari owed Nigerians explanation about his sudden trip to Saudi Arabia, for going to Organization of Islamic Committee’s meeting barely 24 hours after he was sworn-in for a 2nd term in office.
Ohanaeze Apex body query the prompt and sudden attendance of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, meeting in Saudi Arabia a day after his swearing in. According to the group, President Buhari owes Nigerians that explanation.
Ibegbu has said tat this is a secular country and a leader that wants to be a mullah or fanatic is free to resign rather than plunge the country into a religious crisis.
Reacting on Monday, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing through Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President-General of OYC, stated the group was surprised by such resignation call, defining it as “a rhetoric capable of plunging the nation into a religious war that will consume Igbos living in the North.”
“We disassociate ourselves from any call for the resignation of President Buhari few days after his swearing in, and urge those behind the call to have a rethink, and stop using Igbo platform for personal vendetta against the Presidency.
“We should be forming alliances and building bridges across the Niger, than creating enmity with predominantly Northern Muslims, by calling on President Buhari to resign on religious grounds. This amounts to fueling religious crisis capable of putting the lives and properties of Igbos living in the North under threat and unnecessary tension.
“We call on Vice President Yemi Osibanjo to as a Pastor, douse all fears by inviting the Christian Association of Nigeria and the PFN, and assure the Christian community that in a Secular Nation like Nigeria, everyone is protected,” Isiguzoro said in the statement.