Former President of Igbo think-tank group, Aka Ikenga, and a delegate to the last National Conference, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has described Igbo politians supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term as sycophants.
This is coming at the backdrop of some Igbo politicians campaigning for President Buhari’s second term in hope for 2023 Igbo Presidency.
Chief Uwazurike who spoke to Sun News, says there is nothing like 2023 Igbo Presidency, said that Igbos should not be deceived.
According to him, President Buhari’s government and APC has no place for Igbos.
“Those campaigning for Buhari are just in the moon, they lack reality on ground.
“I call those people sycophants, I can also call them people who are dwelling in the moon; when they get to the ground they face reality.
“The reality today is that those who have been speaking are not the ones who speak for the All Progressives Congress (APC). APC has a national chairman; the party produced the president.
“These are the people we should look up to, to hear what they say. Even Mr President cannot tell you that. APC said they don’t believe in zoning; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes in zoning. Now, what is going on in APC?
“It took a little leakage by the Senate President to show that the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is eyeing the presidency in 2023.
But all these time, the impression given by all those sycophants who pointed their father’s compound with a left hand was that it was agreed. I don’t listen to them. Let me put it this way.
Igboland has no place in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and has no place in APC. None of those who are bandying these words will ever show face in Buhari’s kitchen cabinet.
None of them is in the decision making group in the APC. Let me give you a small angle. The brain behind the merger that brought APC is Dr Ogbonnaya Onu. But when they were to take some key decisions, he was not even invited.
So, APC as a party is just Northwest and Southwest; every other person is a joiner. That was why they complained and grumbled when people from the Northeast seemed to be having a good say.
So, Igboland has no place in this government and there is no plan to bring us in, in 2023. The struggle for power by all those people using the name of Buhari is nothing but selfish agenda.
Let me put it bluntly. They are saying, ‘vote for me because I will make Buhari to give you something in 2023.’
When Buhari came into power, he made 40 appointments before appointing one Igboman in Ibe Kachikwu. I remember myself, Tunji Braithwaite of blessed memory, and Chief Ayo Adebanjo condemning it on Channels Television.
Tunji Braithwaite was so angry that he said, ‘look, they are saying you don’t have anybody, but Ogbonnaya Onu brought everybody together. This is a zone that has been grossly marginalised.’
I quoted the old man; he has gone. So, in this country today, we are doing siddon look in APC; but our destiny is in our hands.
If you know an Igboman very well, he believes he can do it for himself. All he is saying is give me a level playing ground.