- Ex-Governor of the old Anambra state - Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that President Buhari's administration is anti-Igbo
- Ezeife says the government is poised to ensure that that which is due to the Igbo people is deprived
- The former governor says
Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of old Anambra state, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a specialist in depriving the Igbo people of that which is due them.
The elder statesman made the allegation in an interview with the Punch.
Ezeife’s remark was in reaction to a question on whether he will be supporting the President should he, Buhari, nominate an Igbo person for presidency in 2019.
According to the former governor, “Our life, our future and our prospects are in the hands of God. The only thing Buhari is good at is killing our people and depriving them of anything that is to go to them.”
The former governor maintained that over 90 percent of Fulani people will gain more should an Igbo man emerges President in Nigeria.
He said:“I don’t know about the Hausa. I think they are trying to determine when they will answer their father’s names.
“The Fulani adopted a mentality of superiority and an Igbo presidency will be the best thing to happen to the Fulani, not the highest class of Fulani, but the ordinary Fulani.
“Over 90 percent of the Fulani will gain more from an Igbo presidency than from Buhari’s presidency.”
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Ezeife, however, dismissed the claims by some Nigerians that people of the South East lack qualified persons to contest for the 2019 Presidential election.
Noting that Nigerians are not considering Igbos for the seat of the President, Ezeife said, “From every village in the east, you can get a president. We are gifted. Go to America. Among the professionals there, who are the dominant people? Among the politicians there, who are dominant?
“Look, there is just no way to deny God’s gift to our people. I could even roll out some names for you, but there is no point doing that.
“I know that Nigerians know that if they want to rise, they will have to look for Igbos. For as long as they keep the Igbo down, Nigeria will stay down.”