The Igbo Socio-Cultural group has stated that President Buhari was the Architect of the whole agitations in the region.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has verbally reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech, during the Nigerian Independence day anniversary in Abuja.
President Buhari in his speech said he was not happy with some leaders from the South-East. Over the agitations going on in the region, by the youths.
According to the President; “As a young army officer, I took part from the beginning to the end in our tragic civil war. Costing about 2m lives, resulting in fearful destruction and untold suffering. Those who are agitating for a re-run were not born by 1967. And have no idea of the horrendous consequences of the civil conflict which we went through.
I am very disappointed that responsible leaders of these communities do not warn their hot-headed youths what the country went through. Those who were there should tell those who were not there, the consequences of such folly.”
Consequently, the Igbo Socio-Cultural group has stated that President Buhari was the Architect of the whole agitation in the region.
Ohanaeze, via its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Uche Achi Okpaga, said; “The issue is that the Buhari administration has always found one excuse or the other for the challenges facing the country. They have never taken responsibility before (because) they were not prepared to rule Nigeria.
Hate speech started from Buhari and he has continued to implement policies against the existence of Ndigbo.
The agitations did not come from oblivion, it is part of his policies which I describe as sentimental and lopsided.These policies had over time fuelled agitations and so, he should not blame Igbo leaders but his administration.
We blame the agitation on his administration and not Igbo leaders.”
Recall that the President made the pronouncement during the Independence Day broadcast on Sunday, October 1, 2017.