You Can't Fool Us, Go Prostrate To Nnamdi Kanu - Northerners Tell Ezeife - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Monday, December 6, 2021

You Can't Fool Us, Go Prostrate To Nnamdi Kanu - Northerners Tell Ezeife




                 •Abdul-Azeez Suleiman




The Daily Crucible | Published  Monday, December 6, 2021

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, said it is not moved by remarks of former governor of Anambra State, Dr.
Chukwuemeka Ezeife, that the Southeast geopolitical zone of the country was poised to prostrate before other regions and beg them to support the zone's presidential aspiration in 2023.

Ezeife had while speaking at a public event organised by the United for Better Nigeria Initiative National Convention in Abuja on Saturday, said that the South-East was ready to kneel down, even prostrate and beg in order to get the opportunity to become Nigeria’s President come 2023.

The elder statesman said it was the right time for Ndigbo to produce the next President of the country, though sdmitting 
that Presidency is not given to anyone but people have to work and show that they really merit the position.

Ezeife also noted that one of the ways to put a South Easterner in power come 2023 was for the region to swallow its pride and start begging every other region for the presidential seat.

"So I found Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other groups in this place talking about the need for federal character. If you do it that way, there will be unity, if there is fairness, equity, justice, you will have unity and progress.

“In the absence of those, you see where we are now. It is not a matter of to give us president, we don’t give, you have to work for it, the Igbo does not prostrate.

“The Igbo man does not kneel down but this time, we are prepared to kneel down to every part of Nigeria, every group, every ethnic group in Nigeria, we are prepared to even prostrate because we believe in this country,” Ezeife said.

But replying the ex - governor, the CNG said Igbo leaders should prostrate to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed separatist group - Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, instead of trying to deceive people of other regions.

Spokesman of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said the North would not be deceived by Ezeife’s remark.

In a statement he signed, Suleiman said the southeast are not “sincere and should not be trusted” due to past antecedents.

“Igbos have, by their conduct, denied themselves the opportunity to be trusted with power in the near future.

“It is deceptive for them to make such overtures after having encouraged and supported Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the atrocities committed against other Nigerians, particularly northerners by his IPOB.

"If the Igbo must prostrate to anyone, they should prostrate to Kanu as the North has come of age and shall not be deceived or fooled any longer,” Suleiman stated.

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