As the 2019 election campaign is being conducted by political parties in different states, it was gathered that the All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders in Southeast have developed cold feet to openly campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) disclosed that the fear of being attacked by youths, especially the Biafra agitators have hindered the Southeast APC leaders from campaigning for the President in the region.
This was made known by the national president of OYC, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, after their meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, yesterday.
He said that people from the east no longer trust their leaders because of many years of neglect.
However, he assured that the group will ensure the safety of candidates from any party who comes to the southeast to campaign for the upcoming elections.
The statement reads: “Ohanaeze youths will guarantee the safety of President Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar whenever they come to campaign in the southeast, as the Forum of Biafra Agitators has assured us that nobody would be attacked during this campaign period, irrespective of Operation Python Dance III.
“We insist that Igbo leaders are deceiving both Buhari and Atiku, as many of them can no longer influence Igbo votes in their polling units or southeast generally.”