Ohanaeze Ndigbo has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari disappointed people of the South East when he deployed soldiers to the region to combat youths exercising their fundamental human rights.
The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga made the declaration while faulting the President’s silence over the activities of Fulani herdsmen killing and raping other innocent citizens.
Achi-Okpaga insisted that since 1984 when Buhari became the Military Head of State, he has never been fair to people of the South East.
Achi-Okpaga alleged that Buhari’s last minute consideration of Igbos for appointment was “a political gimmick to keep them in suspense in lieu of 2019.”
Achi-Okpaga said: “The President’s attitude, interest or concerns for the Ndigbo is visibly cosmetic. Yes! No matter how he or any of his political foot soldiers may want to defend it.
“His last minute consideration of Ndigbo for appointments is a political gimmick to keep them in suspense in lieu of 2019. Bear in mind it is just consideration for now, not appointment yet.
“I have never observed any fairness from Buhari towards Ndigbo since his days as military head of state in 1983 up till now.
“Buhari disappointed the Igbo when he quickly deployed soldiers with armoured tanks against our youths who were exercising their fundamental human rights and yet he was reluctant to address the case of his Fulani herdsmen, who are still raping women in tens and hundreds, killing and pulverising farms and villages.
“Yet the Federal government is said to be encouraging agriculture. What an antithesis! When your source of livelihood is destroyed, you are, as described in the Holy Bible in the book of Revelation, living but you are dead.
“The Federal Government can negotiate with the world acclaimed second deadliest terrorist group, Boko Haram, but cannot negotiate with the lgbo youths who were merely throwing tantrums and asking for a better standard of living.
“Is the Buhari government fair to the Ndigbo when it stopped work on the second Niger Bridge? Is the President fair to us when he looked the other way while officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission embarrassed, harassed and arrested the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, over a matter that was pending in court? What of the hurried arrest of Senator Pius Anyim while a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation like him who was said to have ‘re-grassed the desert’ was first given a clean bill by the nation’s chief law officer, before he was subsequently indicted by the Senate and the Vice President’s panel?”