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Enyinnaya Abaribe, the minority leader in the Nigerian Senate, says that no amount of threats against Ndigbo will deter them from pursuing equal treatment in the country.
Senator Abaribe said this in Enugu on Monday at the inauguration of the Igbonine Organisation, a group lobbying for a president from the South-East, which was regarded as an oblique shot at President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari has threatened another civil war with the Igbos.
However, according to Ababribe, the Igbos have been forced to the country’s outskirts.
He also advised the country’s two major political parties not to utilize the current insecurity in the South-East to deny the region a presidential ticket in 2023, emphasizing that no region was immune to the crisis.
“When Buhari was elected president, was there no unrest in the North-West? During President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency, Boko Haram nominated Buhari as their negotiator.
“No danger should deter Ndigbo from persistently demanding equitable treatment in Nigeria and what is rightfully ours. We are Nigerians, and we deserve everything that is rightfully ours, including the presidency,” he stated.
Mr. Abaribe went on to say that only restructuring could help the country overcome its myriad problems.
“If restructuring is the majority position in Nigeria today, then Ndigbo’s minimal demand in Nigeria cannot be anything other than restructuring.
“We cannot live in a country where my own child would be expected to score 120 percent in order to enter a unity school, while another child from another country will be asked to get only two points,” he stated.
The outspoken senate minority leader went on to say that what Igbos desire is a united country where they will be free of discrimination.