Latest derogatory remarks made in opposition to the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, by some components of Igbo extraction has been condemned and described as myopic and self-serving.
Condemning the assault on the Minister, an Igbo nationalist and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the South-South area, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, in an announcement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday mentioned there was no foundation for the assault as what the Minister did was merely stating the apparent.
The Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers state, Amaechi, had not too long ago opined that it will be troublesome and nearly unimaginable job for the Igbo nation to count on the ruling celebration to provide its presidential ticket to South-Jap Igbo candidate as a result of when the area had the chance to be counted amongst mainstream APC followers, they loudly rejected the chance and quite selected to line behind the candidate of the opposition celebration.
“For refusing to support the APC, they cannot come to the table to demand the presidency slot.For people like us in the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they would boldly tell Mr President and the National Chairman of the party that presidency should go the Southeast, since the South-South, South-West and North-West have produced president. What argument would the Southeast come up with now to convince anybody that they deserve the slot for 2023 president”, Amaechi had queried.
Nonetheless, Eze who’s a well-known voice of political points in South-South area maintained that Amaechi’s assertion had been blown out of proportion, sustaining that what the Minister mentioned doesn’t in any method cease Ndi-Igbo from fielding or presenting presidential candidates for the 2023 election, however for working in opposition to the fortunes of APC throughout the 2019 basic elections, they won’t be anticipated to vie for the APC ticket, including “it’s a frequent and sensible recommendation; you don’t eat from the place you didn’t work for.
“How does this innocent suggestion painting Amaechi as taking part in God or planning in opposition to Ndi-Igbo from fielding candidates for the 2023 presidential election? This however, Eze counsels that this stand wouldn’t cease Ndi-Igbo both utilizing PDP, APGA or some other political platform from fielding candidates for the 2023 presidential election in the event that they so need however to vie for this place in APC based mostly on the end result of the 2019 elections is completely out of the equation.
The actual fact stays that the Ndi- Igbo labored and voted for the Peoples Democratic Occasion, even adopted Atiku Abubakar as their most popular candidate for the 2023 presidential election not minding the results that Atiku’s financial agenda for Nigeria runs into 2026, indicating he’ll contest the 2023 presidential election if he had gained, so the place and the way will the Igbo contest the 2023 election if their adopted candidate had gained?
“Amaechi is a patriotic and illustrious Igbo man being married to an Igbo Woman, Dame Judith Amaechi, of Igbo extraction, in addition to his particular love for Ndi-Igbo is infectious by doing all the pieces potential to information and defend the pursuits of Ndi-Igbo since he joined politics. Aside from marrying an Igbo lady, he appointed an Igbo man, Barr Chuma Chinny of Delta Igbo extraction as Commissioner for Commerce and Pastor Mrs Manuela George-Izunwa who’s married to an Igbo man as Commissioner for Ladies Affairs and accord me, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze a spot of honour within the politics of Rivers State likewise many different Igbos’ he has positioned in delicate positions when he was the Governor of Rivers State. His chief driver and most of his cooks are all Igbos. Governor Nyesom Wike stopped the overseas scholarship to Rivers state college students and canceled the employment of 13,000 academics that Amaechi employed as a result of Ndi-Igbo had been listed as beneficiaries so how can such a fellow be accused of working in opposition to the aspiration or pursuits of Ndi Igbo?
“Politics today has gone past taking part in tribal and myopic politics and wanting to profit from the place you didn’t labour. Ndi Igbo ought to come collectively and proffer options to their seeming politics of exclusion from bigger political pursuits and connections. As soon as they’re able to put their home so as, no person or drive will deny them no matter they need in Nigeria”, Eze mentioned.