Herdsmen: S/East Govs. Not Representing Ndigbo Well–Ezeanuna
Herdsmen: S/East Govs. Not Representing Ndigbo Well–
By Alphonsus Nweze
An Aspirant for 2021 Anambra State Governorship race on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Nzeribe Ezeanuna, has carpeted the South East Governors for not adequately protecting the interest of Ndigbo against the onslaught of Fulani Herdsmen.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha, the Anambra State commercial hub, Nzeribe saud the Governors were afraid and confused as to how to handle the murderous group.
But he warned that they were not “elected to be diplomatis” but to execute the will and wishes of their people.
“They are holding back the truth out of fear.It is not a good representation of Ndigbo” said Ezeanuna.
The PDP chieftain in Anambra State said the position of Ndigbo was very clear, that the Federal Government of Nigeriia must treat every person and every ethnic group equally.
He said ” we need a level playing field. There should be no sacred cow.President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the flaws in our so called constitution, which was written to favour only one minority ethnic nationality to rule the majority. That is apartheid.That is what our so called constitution allows. But apartheid is unjust”.
Ezeanuna who has been in the politics of of Anambra State since age 17, when he was part of late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s entourage in 1979 assured that just as South Africans and other progressive countries of the world including Nigeriia fought apartheid to a standy till it collapsed, so it must be fouhgt to a standstill in Nigeria.
He stated “We must ensure that apartheid as implemented by the All Progressives Congress (APC), and President Buhari cannot stand.A situation where one ethnic group, less than five percent of Nigeriia is made majority in the Senate, House of Representatives, among the Governors, Military and Police hierarchy, Directorate of State Security (DSS),is unacceptable to Nigerians”.
He said for the avoidance of doubt there was nothing like Hausa- Fulani ethnic group in Nigeria, rather what we have was Fulani ethinic expansionism, saying that liking the two amount to gross deceit to Nigerians and to pepetuate their enslavement of Hausa people.
“It is injustice. Luther King said injustice to everyone is injustice everywhere. The conquest of Fulani in 1804 of Hausa kingdoms is not known to our constitution that the Hausas are pepetual slaves to the Fulanis”.
He expressed disgust that some twisted minded Fulanis wanted to extend that conquest across the length and breadth of Nigeriia, stressing that it would not work.
“I am calling on Muhammadu Buhari to call his people to order or stop using our commonwealth for the benefit of only one ethnic group in the country. That is not the democracy we bargained for. Islam in not the problem of Nigeriia, neither Christianity the problem of Nigeriia.The problem of Nigeriia is rooted in the conquest of Hausas in 1804 and their subjugation to pepetual servitude, which they want to extend to other ethnic nationalities . That is the root of Nigerian problem”.
He said Nigerian democracy will work when all citizens are equal and all ethnic nationalities, regions and zones are represented equally because we understood we are all equal in the eyes of God.
He said the way to ensure this equality of persons and ethnic groups was to fundamentally restructure the country .
“If you restructure the country , Nigeriia, you create a common identity, common citzenship, and equal rights for all. Then, there will be hope for this nation to rise again”, he said.