Sunday 21 May 2017

Biafra: Buhari out to push Igbos away from Nigeria – Ezeife

Former Anambra state governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife​, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration came into power with the aim of “pushing the Igbo ethnic group out of Nigeria​”, with alleged Islamization agenda .

​He made ​the remark while reacting to whether the succession struggle of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, agitators are misplaced.

“The way we are in Nigeria today, especially under Buhari is useless. At the start of his government, he employed more than 40 people without a single South easterner.

​”​He denied South-east of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the lowest of the six positions that are critically important. He sacked Igbo people and other southerners from the military, Customs​”, he told Sun.​

“He killed our people for no just cause in Aba, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Asaba. The Port Harcourt bloodletting is the one that drives me crazy. I don’t know what to make of that one. Because some boys were rejoicing that Trump won in America you massacred them.

“How does it concern Nigeria’s security and they came and slaughtered them in their numbers. What that says is that our position in Nigeria is reaching the point of eji ndu eme gini? ​T​herefore we may consider quitting.

“My own submission is that Biafra becomes inevitable if this injustices​ ​- marginalization, inequity, all forms of bad things being done to the South-east​ ​continue beyond Buhari, then we must not keep hanging in for any reason.

​”​Remember IPOB was not there during Obasanjo’s regime, it was not there during Yar’Adua’s time, it was not there during Jonathan’s tenure as president. But because Buhari came with his Islamization agenda and a decision to push the South-east out of Nigeria​.

“​If we react, our reaction is where we are going, and we must go if things continue the way they are. But not all of us believe that things will continue like this. Why do we believe that things must change when every day we are confronted with more reasons why our stay here is injurious?

“Even people who never thought about us are now getting conscious of the inhumanity of our continued stay and are changing their opinions.​v​

They are now talking about giving the Igbo the presidency. Today, Igbo are a great majority in Nigeria.

​”​We are pushing for restructuring, so are the Yoruba, South-south, middle belt. So, four zones are talking about restructuring.​ ​Even among people of the North-east, many are asking for restructuring. Some in the North-west are also asking for restructuring. So, it is a matter of understanding where you are going.

“Those who say Biafra outright is better than restructuring, I doubt they are right. If you are waiting for something and you don’t get it, Biafra becomes an option.”

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