Igbo youths under the auspices of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide(OYC) have cautioned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Atiku Abubakar against any plan to drop Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
There are speculations that Atiku is facing pressures from governors to drop Okowa and replace him with his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike.
Wike’s loyalists are also said to be making the same demand as the only way to make room for peace in the party.
However, in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu, the youths said Atiku should drop Okowa to his peril.
The statement signed by the National President of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary, Comrade Obinna Achionye said any attempt to replace Okowa would backfire.
Nnabuike said the Igbo would not accept losing out completely in the scheme of things, having lost the opportunity to produce the presidential candidate of either the PDP or the All Progressives Congress(APC).