No fewer than 25,000 youths on Friday stormed the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square,Awka, the Anambra State capital , to solidarise with the Buhari administration.
The rally with the hashtag #we stand for Buhari# drew youths from all the local government areas of the state.
The rally led to traffic gridlock on adjoining roads including Zik Avenue and Arthur Eze Avenue.
Addressing the youths, the Coordinator of the rally, Comrade Chijioke Onyekaonwu said that anything that would hinder Igbo Presidency in 2023 after Buhari’s tenure would be resisted by Ndi Igbo.
“History always repeats itself but the Igbo proverb, a tree does not prick a man’s eyes twice, says it all as regards the Igbo political interest as it stands now,” he said.
He added:”The Igbo political opportunity to clinch the presidency in 2015 was lost due to the political rascality and selfishness of the Igbo political elite who abandoned the support for a Northern candidate to complete Yar’Adua second tenure which would have culminated in an Igbo presidency in 2015.
“Rather, they followed a suicidal support for the Jonathan presidency which ultimately killed the Igbo opportunity for the presidency in 2015.
“We therefore support this administration to exhaust its mandate to give way to an Igbo presidency in 2023 and we will resist any individual or group of persons who want to elongate this process by disturbing this present administration.
“We have come out in our millions to tell our President, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, that Ndigbo completely support his administration, and we will do whatever that is constitutionally permissible to make sure that his plans to make our lives better are achieved.
“We will stand against any person or group that tries anything whatsoever to derail this administration, and we will be very vocal in our stand that Buhari is our President and he will remain so while things change for good within his two term tenure.”