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I feel bad that my Igbo nation has remained a laughting stock in recent time. I am
not happy, simple. I knew that we were being fooled all along yet I noticed only
few voices (like in Professor Nwabueze) at the period. Iwas so disappointed in
people like Dr. Ezeife who thought that with Goodluck Jonathan being president
in 2011, an Igbo man would be president in 2015. What kind of thought is that?
Dr. Ezeife and co threatened Igbo man must be brought back as the PDP
national chairman; later they pleaded but of course, those fell on already
determined presidential deaf ears.
Now Igbo nation has been totally side-lined and the talk about town now is that
they were being considered for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
(SGF). What does that mean and what position is that in our national leadership
hierarchy? For those Igbos who are still groping, I want to let them know that
position of SGF is just like that of a Minister who the President is at liberty to
remove any time just like how Minister Iheanacho was recently removed without
any cogent reason.
Look at the mundane reason now being given for not accepting Igbo person as
the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives: That we do not have a
Muslim in our elected ones. Let it be on record that south-east ranked highest
(97%) of their vote cast to make Jonathan’s new Presidency. Why would the
senate presidency not be given to north-eastern Muslim in order to appropriately
appease the highest contributor to the PDP victories with the Speakership of the
House of Representatives? Another funny ‘promise’ is that Igbo man would be
vice-president in 2015 in order to pave way for him to be president in 2019 or
2013. That was how vaguely it was put by the PDP authorities. This is an insult
on the collective intelligence of the Igbo nation.
From time, some reasonable Igbo persons sounded it that the present leadership
of Ohaneze Ndigbo and Aka Ikenga (both Igbo organizations) were pursuing their
personalized zonal interest. Both of them are from the south-south as Jonathan
and were bent on seeing him through as the president in 2011 and not
necessarily serving the interest of the core Igbo nation. The south-east governors
are insisting on the Speakership of the House of Representatives and the
leadership are pretending to be supporting them and the Presidency is more
disposed to the south-west candidate. Who has fooled who now?
Mr. Nnamdi Okafor Omoba Road ABA, Abia State.
From Nnamdi Okafor Omoba
African Examiner | May 11, 2011
How Igbos are being fooled in PDP
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