A northern group has stated it’s in opposition to the Igbos producing the subsequent President of Nigeria in 2023.
In keeping with Vanguard, the Coalition of Northern Teams (CNG), has stated they may take each political and authorized measure to frustrate and resist the ”harmful Igbo scheme’‘ to safe Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 or anytime sooner or later.
The group made this recognized at a press convention in Abuja on Thursday, Might 12. The group accused members of the Igbo Elders’ Consultative Discussion board (IECF) and different teams clamouring for the emergence of a president of South-East extraction, of going about it within the fallacious method.
The report added that the CNG alleged that the Igbo elders constituted a critical safety risk to the nation, including that their latest warning that any try to elude the South-East geopolitical zone of the presidency in 2023 would rupture Nigeria’s company existence betrayed their desperation.
CNG Spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, whereas addressing journalists in Abuja, additionally knocked different Igbo leaders who, in line with him, are thirsty for the zone to provide Nigeria’s subsequent President for allegedly in search of to tamper with the nation’s prison justice system by pressuring for the unconditional launch of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The CNG argued that the continued resort to assaults on brokers and symbols of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria within the South-East has deepened the fears that the Igbo can’t and will by no means be trusted with presidential energy and rendered their renewed desperation for the Igbo presidency suspect.
“The Coalition of Northern Teams (CNG), has taken inventory of occasions in Nigeria, significantly previously few months when our democracy, political unity and nationwide safety have come below critical scrutiny, noting particularly, the unrelenting violent disturbances created round sure pursuits of the Igbo individuals.
That is confirmed by the utterances and actions of such Igbo leaders as the previous Governor of Anambra State and Chairman of the Igbo Elders Consultative Discussion board, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, when he threatened the continued existence of Nigeria throughout a condolence go to paid to him by Igbo leaders of thought and conventional rulers on April 5, 2022.
Equally, teams of Igbo leaders and elders have engaged in determined covert and overt efforts to safe the unconditional launch of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the IPOB terror group standing trial for crimes in opposition to the state.
As if these weren’t sufficient, identical group of Igbo elders once more recklessly issued a nationwide safety risk on Might 4, 2022, that any try to elude the zone of the presidency in 2023 might rupture the existence of Nigeria as a company entity in addition to irritate disaster, conflicts, separatist calls for and others.
The CNG observes that the perpetrators of this mindless violence are relentlessly pursuing the agenda of destruction and collective mayhem, fervently hoping it would engulf the complete nation and convey about one other civil struggle and mass killings.
“This has deepened the fears that the Igbo can’t and will by no means be trusted with presidential energy and rendered their renewed desperation for the Igbo presidency suspect.
The foregoing observations have made it not possible for us to stay detached or silent within the face of such excessive provocations and insistent drive in direction of civil strife.”
Talking additional, he stated
”Within the current circumstance, the CNG hereby declares the next particular stand: To declare that the Igbo as a individuals have by their serial atrocious actions inadvertently foreclosed each hope for the remainder of us to proceed coexisting with them as one nation.
To demand the speedy arrest and prosecution of all of the Igbo leaders and elders concerned within the desperation to tamper with the nation’s prison justice system by pressuring for the unconditional launch of terrorist leaders.
To demand the arrest and prosecution of all of the Igbo leaders that overtly threaten nationwide safety and company existence of the Nigerian nation in desperation for an Igbo presidency.
“To take each political and authorized measure to frustrate and resist the harmful Igbo scheme to safe Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 or anytime sooner or later, together with: warning any northern politician in opposition to choosing any Igbo man from no matter a part of Nigeria as working mate, and mobilising the North in opposition to supporting, collaborating, in or, in anyway romancing with any political celebration that fields a candidate of the South East or has any Igbo politician able of prominence.
To demand speedy resort to out there first rate and civilized means for the actualization of the ultimate separation of the South-East from the remainder of Nigeria as a way to keep away from the mishaps supposed by the Igbo’s evil plans and avert pointless devastation on the complete nation.
“To demand relevant Nigerian authorities and international agencies to step in and support the pending court process seeking for a referendum that will finally separate the South East from Nigeria to prevent a descent into another civil war at this day and age, as well as forestall the mass killings, untold sufferings and atrocities intended by the Igbo.”
Suleiman, nevertheless, maintained that the CNG would stay dedicated to the seek for a Nigerian chief with the capability, competence and credibility to be trusted and accepted by all Nigerians regardless of his tribe, non secular calling or regional background besides in fact, the Igbo and the South-East.
“The CNG additionally recommits to the pursuit of a authorized framework for the conduct and implementation of a normal referendum to find out the standing of the South-East or any enclave that needs for self dedication from Nigeria”