The youth wing of the main Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has once again attacked Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, accusing him and four other G-5 governors of killing the Igbo presidency by playing dirty policies in the Democratic Party of the Peoples. , (PDP).
Governor Wike and four other aggrieved governors are currently out of the country, where they will be deliberating who to support for the 2023 presidential election.
Speculation abounds that they will make a decision on whom to choose between Mr. Peter Obi of the Labor Party and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth have accused Wike of being self-centered in his politics.
According to a statement made available to the media on Wednesday, the national president of the World Youth Council Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, described Wike’s movement as one driven by self-interest and greed.
Okwu, who chastised Governor Rivers for working against a Nigerian president of Igbo origin, said Wike was now playing ostrich.
“We want to tell Nigerians not to be fooled by people like Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike who claims to be fighting injustice in the PDP when he is simply pursuing selfish interests.
“It is on record that Governor Wike scuttled the PDP presidential bid’s micro-zoning for the Southeast because he felt it would break through and win the bid. But not realizing that selfish ambition, he turned to yelling for justice and equity.
“Where was the fairness when you expelled Mr Peter Obi from the PDP Labor Party? Where was the fairness when he refused all pleas to endorse someone from the Southeast for the PDP ticket? Now that he couldn’t get the ticket, now he realizes that there is equity.
“Nigerians should not be fooled by Wike’s tricks. I also urged the governors who move in with him to realize that he is following a personal agenda. There is nothing like integrity in what he is doing, so his claim to lead ‘an integrity group’ must be discounted,” the Igbo youth chairman stated.
He also pointed out that the G-5 governor’s decision to choose a candidate for his support will be tied to greed and selfish desires.