6 March 2017
A former governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Chwukwuemeka Ezeife has stated that the Igbo nation must produce the next president of Nigeria to liberate the country.
According to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain, God did not create Fulani superior to others and as such, they would not continue to dominate the nation’s political terrain.
The elder statesman was reacting to a recent statement credited to the chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie who said that no ethnic group would determine who becomes the next president of the country.
Ezeife said in a statement that, “Such statements reflect the psychosis of superiority; they believe that Nigeria depends on them and they make all the decisions on issues that affect Nigeria. They have continued with that mentality, but they should remember that God created all of us equal with the capacity to aspire and we all have the rights on the basis of equity.
“God did not create Fulani and make them superior to other people in Nigeria. Do not mind the Jihad they fought and took over the kingdoms of Hausa land.
“We are all waiting for 2019 and then we will see who laughs last.
“We need their cooperation, we must say that. The Igbos in the South-East need the cooperation of the North-East and North-West to produce the President of Nigeria to liberate the country. But we must avoid statements that point towards arrogance,” Eziefe said.