The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, says the nepotism of President Muhammadu Buhari is fueling insecurity in the country.
Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, said this in an interview with the Punch as he reacted to the appointment of Mr. Usman Baba, another Northerner, as the acting Inspector General of Police.
According to him, the injustice of the Federal Government under the leadership of Buhari is responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East.
The president had appointed Baba as IGP, shunning pleas by Ohanaeze that a South-Easterner should become the next police boss since the region was ignored in the appointment of the security chiefs.
Baba replaced Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure Buhari extended for three months on February 4.
The Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary described it as most unfortunate that the President decided to sideline the people of the South-East in his recent appointment of service chiefs and now in the appointment of an IGP.
Ogbonnia said, “It is unjust and unfair to sideline the South-East in the security architecture of the country. Injustice promotes insecurity; it promotes all forms of crisis and problems. With injustice, there is no peace anywhere.
“What is happening in South-East today in form of agitations is as a result of injustice. So, we the elders are put in a great dilemma because the younger generation is attacking us and we have been telling them to hold on, believing that the President would have a change of mind.
“We thought that the President would be concerned about the level of injustice, agitations and crises we have in the South-East and would try to ameliorate these things but unfortunately, he is not thinking towards that direction. It is most unfortunate and Ohanaeze will come up with a stronger statement.”