The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has faulted those yearning for the South East geopolitical zone to be allowed the vice presidential slot ahead of the 2019 general election.
A statement on Monday by the BNYL leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard, said that the challenges facing the region were beyond the position of Vice Presidency.
The group stated this following the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Richard insisted that even if Atiku considers giving the VP slot to the Igbo, it will not solve the problems of the region.
He said. “I don’t see why South East and South South especially the Igbo should be jubilating over Atiku’s victory and expecting a VP slot from him. Atiku and Buhari are still protecting the interest of the north.
“Although Atiku is more educated than Buhari and may understand that referendum is the solution to various separatist agitations across the nation, it baffles me that our people do not know that they are on the loosing end.
“If you remove Buhari, he is a Fulani; you install Atiku, he is a Fulani. Some people say it is about PDP and APC, it is not.
“Those expecting power to return to the East in 2023 are dreaming and should continue to dream”.
The group also called on the PDP leadership to get Atiku to “sign a bond that he will restructure Nigeria and organize referendum before he comes to campaign in the South East and South South” .
Richard recalled how northern leaders abandoned Jonathan to support Buhari in 2015, adding that “Because the PDP policy now favours them, they have returned to secure their interest, we are not fools”.