By Chuks Onuoha.
An All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain in Abia State, Chief Chris Akachukwu Nwa-Abia, has urged Igbo leaders to wake up and focus on achievable goals, or in alternative, openly support the actualization of Biafra, instead of blaming the Buhari led Government as being responsible for the crises in South East Region.
He was reacting to a statement credited to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party Senator, who during a recent interview claimed that the APC led federal government is responsible for the crisis in the South East.
The Ohuhu born and bred party stalwart maintained that this is not the time for anyone to be crying for marginalization, but a time when Ndigbo should come together like other leaders in the South West and South South and make strong political emergence.
He stated that leaders from South West and South South have stepped out to forge alignment and realignment in the political space, and have already rebounded themselves against all odds in readiness for political show down come 2023, and that Igbo leaders have better potentials to do the same with strategic and result oriented thinking.
He said that the Abia South born Senator erred and should have a rethink in his statement that APC cannot make an Igbo man president of the country come 2023, and that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is in a better positioned to manage the diversity of Nigeria more than the APC.
He queried the Senator’s antic of always blaming APC and accusing it’s leadership of marginalization of the South East region instead of organizing the Igbos to take their rightful position in the scheme of things in Nigeria.
He emphasized that 2023 is just around the corner, and called on Igbos leaders to form a formidable force, that would enable them to align with the Federal authority to fight for the right of the Igbo man.
He said that he would never agree with anyone who would make it look as if Igbo is being relegated to the back ground in the scheme of things politically, but would rather believe that it is time to reorganize and relaunch the Igbo man for a better outing politically.
“The Igbo nation comprises of great minds and can always do the needful in every difficult situation. So let’s stop this blame game and forge ahead. 2023 is around the corner and we are still talking about marginalization.
“Leaders from other regions are already aligning, others are equally planning ahead and we are here talking about being allowed to produce a president, he said, adding, how else can an Igbo man become the president of Nigeria if not in this current situation”?
He urged Igbo leaders to wake up and focus on their goals, which he said is still achievable . END