A group known as the Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly on Wednesday warned the major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against throwing its presidential ticket open.
The group said that doing so shows murder of justice, lack of fairness and equity in the Nigerian nation and may mar its unity.
The group added that rotational presidency is the only way to ensure a sustainable peaceful coexistence in the country.
The warning was contained in a in a statement signed by its President, Felix Worlu, and Secretary-General, Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka.
It accused the PDP of turning the nights of southeasterners into mere daylight.
The group’s statement reads: “Since PDP has murdered sleep from our eyes, therefore, they wouldn’t sleep again in Southern Nigeria until the party is finally buried.”
“The Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly, therefore, give PDP 7-days to reconsider ceding PDP presidential tickets to Southeast “or be ready to bear the gracious consequences of such Injustice and Marginalization against southeasterners.
“PDP office/flag from ward level to State will for no reason, whatsoever be in Southern Nigeria if they dare deny a south-easterner PDP president ticket.”
Decrying the plot, the group further said: “By throwing PDP president ticket Open, PDP has murdered justice, fairness and equity. Therefore, Southern Nigeria Ethnic Youth Leaders Assembly shall apply every political means both conventional and unconventional to send a signal to PDP from the day of the primary if they deny southeast presidential Aspirants tickets.