…………Says recent posting of CPs confirms Buhari as unrepentant Igbo hater
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has decried the recent promotion and redeployment of police officers, as only two Igbo officers among the newly promoted Commissioners of Police were made to be in charge of states.
Ohanaeze was more pained that the only two officers were posted to ‘hot-bed’states in the Boko Haram infested North East.
The pan Igbo association in a press statement personally signed by the President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo described the action as a manifest display of President Muhammadu Buhari’s hatred for the Igbo.
Ohanaeze said it amounts to mockery for Buhari to be canvassing the support of Ndigbo for his re-election bid when he does not consider Igbo officers fit to head any security agency.
Ohanaeze which last week adopted the presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar as the concensus Igbo candidate for the February 16 presidential poll, urged Ndigbo to vote wisely.
Below is a full text of the press statement :
“The current postings by the Police Service Commission, PSC, has once more vindicated the position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on the mindless victimisation and marginalization of Ndigbo by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
“A cursory look at the list of the newly-posted Commissioners of Police to States throughout the country indicates the obvious lopsidedness in both the number of Ndigbo affected and their states of posting.
“The whole of the seven Igbo-speaking states in the country has only two Commissioners of Police while some single states have two or more and some geopolitical zones more than six or seven.
“President Buhari came on campaign to Anambra State and insulted Ndigbo by saying that his postings were based on merit and that is why the South East zone is completely absent in the security apparatchiks of the contntry.
“In otherwords, no Igbo man or woman is intelligent or brilliant enough or has his confidence to head any of the security apparatus of Nigeria, and to butress his point, only two Igbo officers are “meritorious” to be appointed Commissioners of Police in charge of States.
“No further rub it in,the only two are posted to the most hazardous war-torn areas of the north –Zamfara and Borno States.
It is worthy to note that Ndigbo have always formed the majority of soldiers posted to these war zones and have paid their dues including producing a worthy General Officer Commanding troops and who distinguished himself there.
“What have Ndigbo done to this administration to deserve this illtreatment? The Nigeria/Biafra War ended nearly fifty years ago.Why the continued marginalization?
This kind of discrimination should not be lost on Ndigbo,especially at this period of reckoning and payback.
“It would be remembered that two brilliant Deputy Inspectors General of Police were recently retired by this administration to pave way for the appointment of the current Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
“If Mr president loves Ndigbo as he is canvassing, why didn’t he try to balance the glaring absence of Ndigbo at a table where the security of this country is decided?
Ndigbo shine your eyes! Shine your eyes and vote wisely.
“Chief John Nnia Nwodo
President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.”