Ohanaeze Youths Berate Gov Bala Mohammed For Anti-Zoning Comments

By Jonathan Okpanachi

The Ohanaeze Youth Council has described Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as ‘a poor student of history’ for canvassing that th presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 elections, should not be zoned to the South-East geopolitical zone.

Gov Bala was allegedly quoted to have stated that agitations that power must shift to the southern part of the country in 2023 “is meant for the All Progressives Congress, and not the Peoples Democratic Party.” According to him, the North still has four years left, ‘based on the arrangement of the PDP’.

The statement was allegedly made in a news report published on an online medium on 29 January, 2022.

The national president of OYC, Comrd Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, in a reaction in Abuja, said, “Gov Bala Mohammed is a northern fundamentalist and political profiteer whose idea revolves on what he can get while hiding under the northern agenda to cause crises in Nigeria.

“It’s unfortunate that Gov Bala Mohammed is suffering from the burden of conscience and moral question. At his age, he could have consulted the book of political history in Nigeria to know that out of 63 years of Nigeria, the North has ruled Nigeria for 39 years while the South has ruled for 24 years, and the 24 years in the southern Nigeria was between Southwest and Southsouth with only six months from the Southeast.”

He added, “It is truism that those that laid the foundation of the PDP are political elite and stakeholders from Southeast.

“The PDP is a product of G-34 spearheaded by Dr Alex Ekwueme. It was All Politicians Summit convened by Alex Ekwueme in 1997 to discuss the way out of what was fast becoming a festering dictatorship by Gen Sani Abacha [that birthed the PDP].

“It is morally and politically evil for PDP to deny Southeastern the 2023 presidential ticket.”

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