Igbo leaders, under aegis of Igbo Leaders of Thought ILT, led by Prof. Ben Nwabueze, yesterday declared that Nd’Igbo were not interested in producing the president of Igbo extraction for the country in 2023.
Rather, the group said what mattered to the people was the restructuring of the country for the enthronement of good governance, stressing that the rancour over leadership would be subdued when an effective system is put in place.
Apparently responding to a recent statement by Secretary to Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, that Igbo need to vote President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 to enhance their turn in 2023, the leaders said allocating power to any section of the country would amount to nothing with the present constitution in place.
Addressing Journalists shortly after ILT’s two-day meeting in Enugu, Deputy Leader of the group, Prof Chinweite Ejike, said they were worried with the trend of events in the country.
He disclosed that the meeting undertook serious review of the security situation, especially the frequent killings in parts of the country and herdsmen/farmers clashes over control of land and resources.
While noting that fight against corruption, a cardinal objective of the Federal Government, may have been abandoned with the scale of lopsided appointments and distribution of amenities in the country, ILT said some sections of Nigeria, particularly the Igbo have been seriously marginalized.
The leaders reviewed the proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB by the Federal Government and called for it to be de-proscribed.