A former Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Roland Owie, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plans to strangulate the south-east region, Vanguard reports.
Owie said the Buhari’s administration is worst than the various groups issuing quit notices and counter notices to each other.
He also said the recent reorganization of leadership at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation against the south-east people in unacceptable.
Owie said:“It is regrettable that we blame IPOB, Arewa youths or Niger Delta youths over threats capable of disintegrating the country but the series of appointments made by this administration even up till now have shown that the administration is worse than those issuing ultimatum to the Igbo.”
“We have observed a systematic plan to strangulate the South, particularly the South East in appointments, and it seems that this administration is not bothered at all which is sad.
“I want to appeal to President Buhari to know that this country belongs to all the ethnic groups, he should not create problem for the North where he comes from because no matter how he sees it, he would not have become President without the support of other ethnic groups,”Owie said.
The group in its condemnation said the shake-up in the corporation does not promote the unity of Nigeria.
The Igbo socio-political group stating that the new appointment violates the principles of federal character warned that the action by the government will make youth from the south-east region lack confidence in Nigeria’s governance structure.
Buhari Is Worse Than IPOB, Arewa Youths– Senator Owie Fumes