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Igbo youth bodies raise hope on Buhari’s second tenure



OHANAEZE Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has raised hope that President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure will yield a lot of benefits for the people of the South-East and Nigerians.

It said the Buhari government would do well in fixing the economy and fighting corruption.

President-General of the group,  Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stated this in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, when a coalition of Igbo youth groups paid him a courtesy visit.

The Igbo youth groups included World Igbo Youth Council, South-East Women Professionals and Igbo Students Movement.

“The increased ongoing work on most of the federal roads in the South-East, especially the Enugu/Port Harcourt Express Road and Onitsha/Enugu Express Road, points to the fact that Buhari means well for Ndigbo and the entire South-South,” Isiguzoro said.

He called on Buhari not to be deterred by the antics of some Igbo leaders who, according to him, were dwelling in the past.

He also urged the President to take the issue of restructuring seriously.

Also, Igbo Youth Assembly Worldwide has congratulated President Mohammadu Buhari on his re-election, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its success in the just concluded elections.

A statement by the President and Secretary-General of the assembly, Mazi Ifeanyi Nwaudunna and Casmir Irekamba yesterday in Abuja, also applauded Buhari’s leadership qualities.

The group commended Nigerian voters and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for remaining focused on ensuring the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections even after the initial postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

The assembly advised the president to remain focused on fully keeping all the campaign promises he made to Nigerians.

It also requested the President to allow an Igbo man to occupy the position of President of the Senate president as a way of balancing the political equation.

According to the group, dedicating the position of senate president to the South East would go a long way toward promoting inclusiveness and national unity.




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