The recent statement by Chief Dan Ulasi, former PDP chairman, that Labour Party’s Peter Obi has no chances in the 2023 presidential election is geared towards gaining stomach infrastructure, Ohanaeze Youth Council said Tuesday.
Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, its national president, stated this in a statement made available to Adadainfo in Lagos.
Ulasi had in a live TV interview argued that Mr Obi ‘is not seen in the company of any of the prominent politicians from the Southeast region in the course of his political consultations in the Northern, Southwest and South-South regions’.
Igboayaka, in the statement, said Obi’s presidential project had grown far beyond tribal sentiments.
He regretted that the leaders of the nation had, over the years, mortgaged youths, and warned Ulasi that ‘Mr Peter Obi’s presidential project is above tribal connotation’.
He said, “It’s obvious that Mr Peter Obi’s presidential project has grown above tribal sentiment or clannish projection. Mr Peter Obi doesn’t need the same Igbo political elders like Chief Dan Ulasi who have eaten the future of Igbo youths to move with him on political consultation neither does he need to ride on the same old political permutation to win the president.
“Ulasi should be acquainted with the agonies of Igbo youths since 53 years of the end of the war, especially on the recent collapse of Nigeria by PDP and APC’s 24 years in power, [which] is more painful than his bullet inquiry.”
The youth leader advised Chief Dan Ulasi to ‘rather redirect his quest for a job to PDP’s presidential candidate and allow God to perfect His plans through Obi’.
Quoting him, “Chief Dan Ulasi [should] quietly seek a job offer in Atiku Abubakar’s presidential project to keep alive your primitive accumulation of wealth, but we must inform you that your age and your generation have no business in Mr Obi presidential project or to determine the kind of leaders to lead Nigeria.
“The 2023 presidential project of Mr Obi is solely tied on the future of new generation, hence Peter’s presidential project is driven by unemployed Nigerian youths, some that have graduated whereas others have been thrown out of school.
“Also, millions of Nigeria youths have been directly or indirectly pushed into armed robbery, banditry and thuggery by bad leadership from certain political actors in Nigeria.”
According to Igboayaka, “Mr Obi’s victory in 2023 presidential election would be predicated upon some political providence of socio-political and ballot revolution.
“Mr Obi’s presidential project is a payback of injustice done by PDP to Ndigbo for denying Southeast presidential aspirants opportunity to fly the party’s presidential ticket during the her presidential primary election.
“Contrary to Chief Ulasi’s view, what Mr Obi knows which they don’t know is that Nigerian youths are determined, against all odds, to take over the leadership of the nation, and ballot revolution doesn’t have a political style or permutation.”