From Dom EkpunobI, Onitsha
Pan-Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of having deep hatred for the Igbo nation.
Speaking on ‘Face the Press’, a programme an Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), the President of Anambra State chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Chris Eluemuno said all the actions and utterances of President Buhari pointed to the fact that he did not like the Igbo.
Eluemuno, who is also the chairman of all chairmen of Igbo-speaking states, said Buhari had no reason to discriminate against the Igbo.
He frowned on the President’s appointment of five service chiefs in the country without an Igbo representation.
Eluemuno called on the Igbo to brace up to the challenge posed to them by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government which he said, was not justified.
He condemned the President’s promise to compensate those who gave him more votes saying: “There is no way the President should expect all Nigerians to vote for him in the last presidential election.”
He said the statement contradicted Buhari’s earlier stand that he belonged to everybody and belonged to nobody.
Dr. Eluemuno said Buhari’s current actions justified the decision of the Igbo not to vote for him in the election.
He said that Igbo played prominent roles in the development of the country and should not be discriminated against in the scheme of things.
On the President’s decision to probe only former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, the Ohanaeze leader said it would amount to witchunt if the President did so.
He advised that the probe should start from former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
He also urged the President not to jettison the report of the last Constitutional Conference, but study it critically and make use of it.
The report of the conference, he insisted, was key to fighting corruption in Nigeria. He said it contained recommendations that could help the President succeed in his fight against corruption in the country.
The Ohanaeze leader condemned the decision of the President to travel with All Progress Congress(APC) governors during his recent trip to the United States.
Thursday, 30 July 2015