– Many Nigerians from the south-eastern part of the country are still angry with the President Muhammadu Buhari government
– This is part of what former Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife reiterates as he speaks on the possibility of having an Igbo president in 2019
If there is one thing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is good at, it is nothing other than killing Igbo people, former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has declared.
ezeife says there would be opposition against Igbo presidency in 2019
Ezeife said this while reacting to a question bothering on whether he would support President Buhari if the latter nominated an Igbo person for the presidency in 2019.
“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,” he said in an interview with The Punch.
Ezeife agreed that there would be serious opposition to an Igbo presidency in Nigeria and that this would come majorly from the Fulani people.
“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,” he said.
Some Nigerians have argued that the Igbos do not have a qualified person that could contest for presidency in 2019, but Ezeife said this was not true.
According to him, Nigerians are not just used to considering Igbo people for the presidency.
“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,” he said in the interview.