Buhari is pushing Igbos out of Nigeria – Dr Ezeife


Elder statesman and former Governor of the old Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is chasing the Igbo people out of the country.

According to him, the President has not lived up to his assertion during his inauguration in 2015 that he belongs to nobody.

Speaking with Punch, the elder statesman noted that the Igbos do not want special treatment but fair sharing in the scheme of things in the country.

He said, “Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria. Was IPOB fighting him? Was MASSOB (Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra) fighting him? Was Biafra being promoted? Former President Umaru Yar’Adua was also from the North. (Dr. Goodluck) Jonathan spent over four years as the president of Nigeria. During his time, did you hear of anyone fighting for Biafra? Why is Buhari pushing the South-East out of Nigeria? If one wants to appoint people and they are removed from the offices they are in, does he want to make Igbo traders bankrupt?

“Last time, Mr. President said he was coming to Enugu State. He didn’t go, neither did he send a representative or an apology. The President is disdainful of Igbos and it doesn’t matter. We are begging him because he’s President. We could say we don’t care. But we must care because he is sharing what belongs to all of us to some of us and Igbos are left out.”

On why the Igbo people stood behind former president, Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure, the elder statesman recalled that many Igbos held high positions in the last administration.

His words, “In Nigeria, no person from the South-East has been president. The South-East gave him (Jonathan) all the votes it could give him. Even for a second term, they stood by him without looking back. Yes, our roads were not taken care of, yet we had our sons and daughters in high positions of Jonathan’s government — and we had Jonathan himself. At Enugu, I raised the question when Jonathan came for a town hall meeting: ‘Are you sure nobody is sabotaging you as far as roads in the East are concerned?’

“All the roads were bad and these were the people that voted in the president. I said it openly, but that didn’t stop the South-East and South-South from giving maximum votes to Jonathan. Obasanjo placed our son (Jonathan) as vice president (under Yar’Adua). So, we are grateful to Obasanjo. We must support our son and we did.”

Source:  Daily Post Nigeria

Categories: Igbo news

1 reply

  1. Junaidu Knows Himself and Not The Igbos.

    Junaidu mohd is sincerely speaking his mind and I love that. Democracy encourages people to say what they want and it should be given to them.

    What Junaidu knows is what he wants and he really doesn’t know what the Igbo’s want, because he is not in their shoes to know where it itches.

    With what he said I am of the opinion that our senate is the right place to cast this vote of “Should we split the country or should we remain as one nation?”, because every body in the senate is duely elected to represent their people.

    What surprises me most is some people come out to tell you that there is a no go area in our constitution, I remain dump founded as to when did Nigerians sit down to agree that we should be one nation and that no body will ever separate us? Even in marriages you have right of divorce.

    The constitution provided for freedom of association, speech and relationship, so why is the unity of this country non negotiable by the assembling bodies?

    Is there anything like forced marriage, well, to my understanding most forced marriages don’t last, due to lack of cooperation, selfishness, disenchantment in common interests etc, just to mention a few.

    So let’s talkless, Mr Junaidu should encourage his people in the senate to present a motion of Nigeria disintegrating and let’s see the response in the senate and house of rep, lets see how many “Yeas” and “Neas” and who are those with the Yeas and the Neas after first second and third readings before talking of civil war or no civil war.


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