Former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been identified by the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, as the brain behind the plot to remove Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President.
OYC is the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
In a statement issued in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, OYC National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, asked Tinubu and other “anti-Igbo forces in APC” to retrace their steps or face the wrath of Igbo youths.
Isiguzoro said the plot to remove Ekweremadu as deputy senate president was an affront on the Igbo nation which would not be tolerated.
He said, “Being fully aware that the present plot is being orchestrated by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, we ask him to re-trace his steps forthwith or we shall declare him an enemy of Ndigbo”.
The OYC leader, however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Tinubu and other anti-Ekweremadu forces in order to avoid actions that might further overheat the polity.
“We are aware that Buhari is under intense pressure to endorse the ‘Ekweremadu must go plot’. This is the time for the President to prove that he belongs to nobody, Tinubu inclusive, but that he belongs to everybody, Ndigbo inclusive”, Isiguzoro said.